This female Chloropicus namaquus was feeding on some kind of insect in Hlane National Park, a few years ago. The species is also called Thripias namaquus or Dendropicos namaquus – taxonomy can be a minefield.
This Lamprotornis nitens was a curious little fellow in Hlane National Park, Swaziland. It’s also called a red-shouldered glossy-starling or Cape glossy starling. At first, I confused this species with Burchell’s Starling, but they have brown eyes, not yellow ones.
Apparently, the Cape Starling is able to see in the UV-spectrum and can therefore recognize different grades of ripeness of fruit.
Coracias caudatus was one of the first species I learned to identify when we were in southern Africa a few years ago. This one posed rather nicely on a tree in Hlane National Park, Swaziland.
I met this Struthio camelus a few years ago in Swaziland.
The subspecies Struthio camelus syriacus became extinct around 1966.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_ostrich: ‘The widespread introduction of firearms and, later, motor vehicles marked the start of the decline towards extinction of this subspecies.’
Those members of Buphagus erythrorhynchus had a good time on a rhino in Hlane National Park, Swaziland.