A few years ago, during a visit to Kruger Park I saw this Poicephalus cryptoxanthus. Although the species is listed under a conservation status of Least Concern, it ‘is increasingly vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation with illegal capture for the bird trade of concern in Mozambique‘ (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22685317/0).
Bucorvus leadbeateri as I saw them in Kruger Park a few years ago. The species is the largest of all hornbills. It’s also classified as threatened and close to extinction, mainly because of habitat loss.
These two Urolestes melanoleucus are also called African long-tailed shrike. I saw them in Kruger National Park, and the tails still amaze me.
Bostrychia hagedash is sometimes also called Hadada Ibis. It has a very distinct haaa-call – hence the name. This one was strolling on a lawn in the Helderberg Reserve near Cape Town.
Here we have a Halcyon albiventris. We found him/her perched on a tree in Kruger Park. There are lots of different species around the world, many of which are forest species and under threat from humans. However, this particular species is still classified in the group Least Concern.