Dinosaur of the week: Brown-headed Parrot

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).

Dinosaur of the week: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

brown-hooded-kingfisherHere 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.

Dinosaur of the week: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill


This Tockus leucomelas was part of a small group of ‘flying bananas’ which we encountered early in the morning in Kruger National Park, albeit a few years ago. Our guide was Jean Graham (http://www.discoverkruger.co.za/) who showed us almost 100 bird species that day.