We met this female Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis a few years ago in Kruger Park. The species apparently appeared in Egyptian hieroglyphs and might have been the origin of the myth of the Kongamato.
These two Urolestes melanoleucus are also called African long-tailed shrike. I saw them in Kruger National Park, and the tails still amaze me.
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.
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.