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South Africa 2011: Kruger National Park Photo Report 2 – The Birds

On our self-drive safari adventure in Kruger National Park (see previous entry on the “Big Five” here) we were amazed at the sheer variety and exoticism of the birds we saw. Apparently over 400 species (resident and migratory) call Kruger home, at least for part of the year. The park is really well set-up for birdwatching, with many hides set up next to waterholes and so on, and while I would not in any way call myself a twitcher, I did at least take an interest in what birds crossed paths with me, which is more than I can say at other times in my life.

In any event, we were lucky enough to encounter these fellows during our time in Kruger:

Scops Owl
Scops Owl

Common/Steppe Buzzard, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Common/Steppe Buzzard

Goliath Heron
Goliath Heron

Cape Glossy Starling
Cape Glossy Starling

Southern Masked Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver

Southern Ground-Hornbill with Scorpion
Southern Ground-Hornbill with Scorpion

Common Bulbul, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Common Bulbul in a Bird Bath

Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller

Martial Eagle in Flight, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Martial Eagle in Flight

Crested Barbet
Crested Barbet

Guinea Fowl
Guinea Fowl

A few more bird shots can be found on my Flickr set here.

Next up: some more of the fantastic creatures lurking around the Kruger…

  1. November 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I TOTALLY thought that was a fake bird in your Freshly Pressed pic. WOW!

    Congrats, by the way — great post. 🙂

  2. November 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Very nice shots. Thank you for sharing, and happy thanksgiving!

  3. November 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Outstanding shots!

  4. November 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Very interesting birds I’m surprised i haven’t seen a National Geographic on them

  5. November 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Which ones make that baby crying sound? I drove me nuts when I went to Africa this summer! Was it the third one? (I do miss that bird sound, makes me laugh in the middle of breakfast).
    Have a great thanksgiving!

    • November 24, 2011 at 2:50 am

      I think those are Hardida bird, there isn’t a pic of them here. They’re all over Johannesburg crying all the time! – Boring Cape Town Chick

  6. November 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I’m telling you, God makes some beautiful things. Connie

  7. November 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    wicked awesome shots…congrats on being Freshly Pressed!


  8. November 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    totally amazing creatures! the world is wonder

  9. November 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    They’re all beautiful. I loved the bird in the fountain the best.


  10. November 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Stunning shots! Especially The Crested Barbet…wow

  11. ancientfoods
    November 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Very nicely done photos. As an avid birder I thank you. Would be a great trip!

  12. November 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    These photos are awesome!! Just beautiful!

    I work with a couple of South Africans and they’re always talking about how beautiful the scenery and wildlife is there…now I finally know what they mean! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. November 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Love the hornbill — he seems to be thinking, “Well somebody’s gotta eat it.”

  14. November 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    these are amazing photos

  15. November 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    This is beautiful!
    I was born, raised and live in South Africa, this country is beautiful and I am always amazed by what you can find on a single days trip in the Kruger 🙂
    These birds are spectacular!

  16. November 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Fabulous, just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing these. Awesome.

  17. November 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Fantastic pictures!!

  18. November 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    These are beautiful pictures! Some almost seem like still lifes, while others are clearly captured moments in time (the bird in the fountain and the flying eagle with the gently bending feathers).

  19. Sarah D.
    November 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I’m coming to love birds more and more. These are simply gorgeous. Thanks for posting them!

  20. November 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Wow! Wonderul shots – beautiful birds.

  21. Caro
    November 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Wow! You got all my fave birds there. Only one not tere is the Carmine Bee-eater. It’s also a stunner. Your shots are fantastic.

  22. November 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

    such beautiful beautiful pictures.. they are just amazing..Thanks for sharing with us.. 😀

  23. November 24, 2011 at 12:15 am

    thank you..

  24. November 24, 2011 at 12:23 am


  25. November 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful shots! We have many lovely birds here in Florida but they aren’t as colorful as the shots you took. Magical and amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  26. November 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Wow, how beautiful!

  27. November 24, 2011 at 12:46 am

    amazing photos… amazing creatures… love your post

  28. November 24, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I fell inlove with the Cape Glossy Starling. She’s such a beauty. By the way, I hope that’s a female Cape Glossy Starling. Hehe …

  29. November 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Those are some magnificent photos and birds

  30. November 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Absolutely love the photo of the owl and the bird taking a bath – love bird photos:) Thanks for sharing and Congrats on being FP!

  31. November 24, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Really beautiful photos great work!

  32. November 24, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Hey great bird shots! Kruger is such a beautiful place to visit.

  33. November 24, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I miss that country. Nice job on bringing back old memories of these birds.

  34. November 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Very cool winged shares!

  35. November 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

    stunning photos! reminds me how precious our planet is. I hope these birds remain safe and flourish.

  36. November 24, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I am a bird lover so I think your photographs are amazingly beautiful and poetic. I am having one of those “wish I was there” moments.

  37. November 24, 2011 at 2:52 am

    This is my favourite Southern African bird. Boring in colours but any creature that hangs up it’s lunch in order to turn it into biltong is proudly South African! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Fiscal

  38. November 24, 2011 at 3:35 am

    What stunning shots! Some of those birds are amazing, the barbet and roller look like some of the art birds I’ve come across! We have a series of birds taken by naturalist photographers in various locations around the world, although we’re based in India. Here’s one of my favorite: http://raxacollective.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/bird-of-the-day-great-hornbill-gavi-india/

    Congrats on the Fresh Pressing!

  39. Dawn
    November 24, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Just lovely! THanks for sharing~

  40. November 24, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Wow gorgeous pictures. What camera were you using?

  41. StrangeLittleGirl Photography
    November 24, 2011 at 4:42 am

    such beautiful species! Thanks so much for capturing and sharing these nice shots!

  42. November 24, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  43. November 24, 2011 at 5:16 am

    It’s the first time I’ve seen a starling that looks good. Nice photos.

  44. November 24, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Wow, really great pics! This makes me excited, I’m going to visit Kruger in Dec. for the first time 🙂

  45. November 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

    On the night before Thanksgiving it was strange to see bird relatives of the turkey looking so colorful, alluring and beautiful.


  46. November 24, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Wow, just wow! Thanks for sharing your talent, and the gorgeous photos of the birds. What bought you to South Africa?

  47. -yoNa-
    November 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    This is amazing. Congrats!

  48. ndsimons
    November 24, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Amazing, that barbet is incredible!

  49. November 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

    it’s very naice…….naic still’

  50. November 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Good photos and good to see South African photos make freshly pressed 🙂

  51. November 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Wow, great photos, that crested barbet is spectacular.

  52. November 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Thanks everyone for all the comments, compliments and notes. It’s great to see so much positive feedback!

  53. November 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Absolutely stunning photography…what beautiful birds grace our lovely country. Thanks for sharing…

  54. November 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Your photos are stunning and so colourfull! Been Kruger once and never forget it…

  55. NM
    November 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    OMG this is brilliant!!!! I loved the pictures!!!! Great Job!! Such vivid colours. Which camera did you use?

  56. November 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Mite this is awesome pics.
    great shotsssss.
    follow my blog to get great pictures of worlds best places and art photography.

  57. November 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I love the Heron. Is that a croc behind it in the water?

  58. Jenny Trozell
    November 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Amazing birds, the Crested Barbet is such a beauty!

  59. November 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Amazing photos, combining wonderful action shots of birds in flight and the resplendent colours standing out on the stationery ones.

    Thanks for sharing, Marc.

  60. ingemm
    November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    What kit do you use?

  61. November 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Fantastic images! Looks like you had a great time in my country 🙂

  62. November 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    stunning pictures

  63. November 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Truly awesome capture:))

  64. November 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Wonderful shots of incredibly beautiful birds! My fav is the Lilac Breasted Roller – something tiny, but beautiful! Excellent work! Well done!

  65. Julio Eiffelt R R
    November 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love Bird. People do..,

    There are must be endangered species that must be preserved.

    Great Images and Have a ” Freshly Pressed ” Day 🙂

  66. November 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    oh gosh this is GREAT photography!!!!!!! What camera do you use?

  67. November 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    They are pretty 🙂

  68. November 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Wonderful pics, makes me want to return to South Africa

  69. November 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, amazing pictures and very cool birds! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  70. November 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Those are such a beautiful places and birds. I am dreaming of visiting South Africa in person one day! Thank you for sharing!

  71. November 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I was totally swept away with these beautiful shots! Amazing creatures, vivd colors, so full of life! Can I grab some of these photos to use for an online education site, if you don’t mind? of course, I’d like an approval first 🙂 thanks!

  72. November 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Beautifully done. Congrats on being FP’d.

  73. damitr
    November 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Great photos!


  74. November 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Lovely place really…I was in Kruger National Park two years ago

  75. November 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    you can find animals big colection

  76. November 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Some beautiful pictures and amazing colours. Love the crested barbet.

  77. November 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm


  78. November 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    What awesome photos! They bring back wonderful memories of my time there of a few years ago. One of the most amazing moments was when our Zimbabwean guide took us to a watering hole at dusk and we sat there riveted watching a group of hippos glide silently through the water – unforgettable! I was on a professional wine trip to South Africa and this was a fantastic add-on to our trip.

    If you have never seen it you need to check out Battle of Kruger:

    Baie dankie.

    • November 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks for sharing this video clip…that is by far one of the most amazing bits of footage showing a battle for survival…not at all what your comment said…I didn’t see any hippos.

      Lion against Buffalo with an intermezzo of crocodile (@3:44-4:12)…fascinating.

      This was riveting…it ends better than you might think…worth the watch.

  79. thebigbookofdating
    November 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    These bird shots are stunning!

  80. November 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Beautiful Birds

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  81. November 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    COol photos.. Makes me drool to get me one of those expensive fast zoom lenses.


  82. November 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Lovely pictures. My personal favourite is the Scops Owl.

  83. Tim
    November 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    That Goliath Heron is about to become lunch for a crocodile.

  84. November 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Love the prehistoric looking hornbill. Get that scorpion!

  85. Sofie Marklund
    November 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Loves «scops owl» and «southern masked weaver»! I hope one day can visit Krüger myself 😀

  86. November 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    You have some excellent shots here! I recognize some of the birds from my own trip to Kruger. Very nice.

  87. November 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Brilliant! The scenes, the colours.. Just great! 🙂

  88. November 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I love the birdbath photo…

  89. November 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Beautiful bird pics, quite extraordinary! Brilliant colours.

  90. NatureIsAwesome
    November 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Sweet Pics! Have not yet been to S. Africa but now we definitely have to.

    Angel & Mariel

  91. November 25, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Great pix, but wow – that crested barbet is amazing!! All those colours!

  92. jakesprinter
    November 25, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Excellent shot Thumbs up 🙂

  93. November 25, 2011 at 1:14 am

    My parents used to take us camping in Kruger. Your pictures are beautiful and bring back good memories of my parents pouring over bird books, my Dad trying to help me identify birds and my big family fighting over the two pairs of binoculars we had! The best bird sighting we had was a pair of Fish Eagles mating. Spectacular!
    Thanks for bringing back some good memories 🙂

  94. November 25, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Great collection of photos. Nature sure can mix and match any color and get away with it!!! Thanks for sharing.

  95. November 25, 2011 at 2:49 am

    That owl is majestic, if it’s eyes were closed might even be camouflage with the tree.
    I love that pic

    How to DJ

  96. Dee
    November 25, 2011 at 3:04 am

    This is amazing, my fav is Cape Glossy Starling, nice shoot.. and the eagle’s awesome !!

  97. November 25, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Wow! From someone who has spent time at both Kruger & the Okavanga Delta in Botswana, I can say that the birds are INCREDIBLY hard to photograph. They are all fantastic and beautifully, and you captured them so well!! (my pictures of the lilac breasted roller are pitiful in comparison). I hope you have enjoyed every minute! The nature there is awe-striking.

  98. November 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

    These are absolutely stunning shots!

  99. November 25, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Absolutely was awed by the Crested Barbet. I have never seen a colorful bird like this. Thanks for the Thanksgiving present. Really fabulous!

  100. November 25, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Fantastic photos. I really enjoy the positions you catch them in.

  101. Joy
    November 25, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Refreshingly beautiful…feast for the eyes.

  102. November 25, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Incredibly beautiful. Wish I could take pictures like that. Wonder what kind of camera, lens, etc. were used. It’s a real feast for the eyes … thanks for sharing. A real privilege.

  103. snooway
    November 25, 2011 at 6:48 am

    what an amazing set of photos. great work

  104. Roda
    November 25, 2011 at 6:52 am

    The colours on the birds are a feast for the eyes . I love birds. Thanks for the pictures

  105. November 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Awesome photos of these kool & rare birds.Thanks for presenting a such informative stuff.:)

  106. November 25, 2011 at 7:24 am

    wow, they are so beautiful and special! thanks for sharing! Happy thanks giving day!

  107. November 25, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing them!

  108. November 25, 2011 at 8:02 am

    The bird bath shot is fantastic.

  109. November 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

    How did you get such sharp pictures? Really amazing 🙂

  110. November 25, 2011 at 8:27 am

    amazing pictures the colours in the birds are very nice to look at .

  111. November 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Amazing pictures!

  112. November 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

    So impressive, I have never seen those beautiful and colorful birds at one time.
    Thanks for sharing, really nice shots.

  113. MegaTechToday
    November 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    But I think our Philippine Eagle is better!
    Although there are few left…

  114. November 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Superb, it was beautiful picts of the day for me.
    Love to explore and share ,free our mind as the wing of them(birds).

    Let’s fly high as you can do to the world……….

  115. OMG
    November 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    amazing pics!

  116. November 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Ilove those birds! Incredible photos!

  117. November 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Wow! Those pictures are great!

  118. 利奈弁琉
    November 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Great photos! I so love it. I hope those birds are well taken care of.

  119. November 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I love it…

  120. November 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful photos! Wow, you were right about the variety!

  121. Modern Funk
    November 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Amazing shots…totally psychedelic colors. Love it!

  122. November 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Wonderful! I really love birds and I’ve never seen such beautiful birds! And those colors! Great job!

  123. November 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Thank You…great photography!

  124. westerner54
    November 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Great photos. Want to go there!

  125. Linda
    November 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Wow amazing bird shots!!! Scops owl – absolute favourite!

  126. Nacurious
    November 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful birds, wonderful colours! 🙂

  127. owlsdiary
    November 26, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Wow! It seems to me a beautiful park! And the birds are beautiful, have beautiful colors and strange shapes, but very beautiful to see. Beautiful photos! I’d like to go to Kruger Park.

  128. November 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I love birds. These pictures are amazing!

  129. November 26, 2011 at 6:27 am

    beautiful shot

  130. November 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The pics feel like they’re in 3D….stunning…

  131. clickholistic
    November 26, 2011 at 9:10 am

    As a South African I can happily agree…we have a country filled with awesome wildlife photo opportunities, sometimes even in our own backyards! Nice shots.

  132. November 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Hmm…I think those all are unusually birds I can see around me. Maybe because I’m trapped in the middle of tropical rainforest in Sumatra Island. Anyway, thanks for the sharing. Very great photos 🙂

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  134. November 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    beautiful bird in africa

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  136. November 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    The owl and the bulbull really capture my heart. Merci!

  137. November 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Just lovely. I could look at birds all day.

  138. Francis Oliverio
    November 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful birds. Wonderful photos.

  139. November 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Fantastic photos of the Bulbul and crested Barbet.

  140. November 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Outstanding photography! I especially like that magnificent Owl! God bless you & your sites visitors, amen.

  141. November 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Wow…great shots…I just love the massive variety of different creatures (especially birds) that there are out there. Their Starlings are just a little more glamorous than ours…!

  142. November 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Simply Stunning

  143. Rhyme et Reason
    November 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I visited South Africa in August and didn’t see that many birds in the parks. I did go to Birds of Eden, near Plettenberg Bay and that was amazing. Lovely photos.

  144. November 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I live in Cape Town, I still need to head up to the Kruger sometime! Awesome pics!

  145. November 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Love the bird-bath photo! What a snap!

  146. November 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hej from Sweden!
    Oh my goodness what absolutely beautiful photos!! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!!! What fantastic shots you were able to get. Love, love, love them all!!
    You captured some wonderful moments! Well done!!
    Love this post!
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  147. November 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful shots!

  148. November 27, 2011 at 1:24 am

    My favourite has to be the crested barbet. I should go on a safari it looks like its a great experience. You never know just how much there is in the world until you actually get out there and really look. 😀

  149. diascorretor
    November 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Gorgeous photos . Wonderfull place.

  150. November 27, 2011 at 7:07 am

    wow really nice photos. keep traveling.

  151. November 27, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Pretty pictures!

  152. sunclarabest
    November 27, 2011 at 7:35 am

    amazing photo’s

  153. November 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What fabulous photos – congratulations! I adore the birds of Southern Africa and have tried so hard to get a good shot of my all-time favourite (to look at) The Crested Barbet – such an amazing bird, it’s hard to believe they’re not a figment of your imagination! Have you got any of Diedrick’s Cuckoo? When I hear this, I am back in Botswana/South Africa/Zimbabwe. Keep up the good work xx

  154. November 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I LOVE the Owl he is so adorable!

  155. November 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Very nice shots !!! I love the Owl too !! 😀 Just go on man.

  156. November 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Captivating photos! . . . Great resolution! Really feel like I’m “up close and personal” with that owl! Especially like the picture of the Bulbul taking a bath in the fountain!


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  158. Red Toenails
    November 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love stuff like this, pics, nature shows…so inspiring. Love it. Thanks.


  159. November 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Love the shots!

  160. November 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Good pics for telling a 3yr old kid the different types of birds

  161. November 28, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Awesome pictures!

  162. November 28, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Wonderful! Not only did you capture the birds, you also captured their spirits!
    An extraordinary task! Congratulations.
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  163. November 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

    That starling looks a lot bluer and glossier than the ones that sit in my backyard! Also, interesting pic of the hornbill–they’re funny looking birds, but kinda cute, too!

  164. November 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

    beautiful, I really like her picture

  165. November 28, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I love birds, and these are some of the most beautiful that I’ve seen.
    The Lilac Breasted Roller is my favorite

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  167. Cee
    November 28, 2011 at 4:43 am

    beautiful birds! Now, those are something I don’t see everyday. Thanks for taking these photos!

  168. November 28, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Like elegant paintings, beautiful shots!

  169. November 28, 2011 at 5:37 am

    It’s great shoots, Please visit: http://www.aeomedia.com to see my pictures. Your opinion
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  170. November 28, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Nice Picture,, I like it

  171. November 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Really Nice Pics !!! Im Lovin it

  172. November 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

    wow cool! but are they really in national park? coz for me they seem like at the city park 😉

  173. November 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I am not able to find a word describe. Fantastic

  174. November 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

    these are the most amazing birds i have ever seen.Crested Barbet is the most colorful bird.

  175. November 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Wonderful photos. I like the birds bath the most.

  176. Cave Story
    November 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    That’s a really handsome shot of the owl there 🙂
    The level of colour is also very nice. It gives me a heart-warming feeling when I look at it.

  177. November 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Lovely pics… its looking like someone have painted over them

  178. November 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Very Nice

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  180. November 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    These pictures are amazing. Great photography work

  181. November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This is miraculous! So so beautiful it is almost unbelieveable such incredible birds live!

    But the first owl got me laughing out loud – it looks exactly like my cat when she is angry 😀

    Greetings from your Vaivalicious fan 😉


  182. tenchimouse
    November 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    As a bird lover and have a Red Vented Bulbul as my baby pet, I’ve never seen such colorful birds like the blue ones. Rare, Nice, Beautiful Pics. Great Photowork there. Aloha!

  183. November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    oh my….love love love your photo works for Birds, nice shot and very inspiring me….

  184. November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Astounding photographs!

  185. Katie
    November 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful colorful birds! I love the Crested Barbet. Hoping to see a few of those on my luxury South Africa holiday next year.

  186. November 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    This is amazing. Congrats!

  187. November 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    As you can probably tell from my avatar pix I love birds. These shots are fantastic!

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  189. November 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    totally amazing creatures! the world is wonder

  190. November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Beautiful Gallery! These birds, the colours! Really great post! Inspiring.

    -The Eye


  191. November 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Wow! You captured the birds in all their glory… the colors are stunning. Thank you for sharing!

  192. November 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Wow,I never knew there were such a majority of bird species in Kruger. It’s awesome.
    Did you took a picture of all this birds in one day? I know it’s lame to mention it, but I had three canarias birds .Do you have birds yourself?

  193. November 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Great pictures

  194. November 29, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Wonderful post highlighting the diversity of the birds in South Africa. They. Are quite beautiful.. congrats on FP.

  195. November 29, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Wonderful photos. Great shots of the birds up close.

  196. James LaForest
    November 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Great Owl! Thanks for sharing!

    James LaForest


  197. December 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    some real fine images here, and congrats on being fp’d!

  198. tistael
    December 3, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Nice shots!!! I liked the first one!!.

  199. December 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    These guys are really cool. I like birdinhos. Wher we live the birdinhos are nuts. They fly close to your car when driving. They sit in the middle of the busy street. They fly on our porch. We have a birds nest nestled on the top of the porch.

  200. December 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    What a wonderful adventure! My husband is from South Africa and is planning on taking me some day to meet the family and see the land. I have friends who have been to visit and say the wildlife there is absolutely amazing. You have captured beautiful pictures of these creatures. Thank you for sharing!

  201. December 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Kenya Birding and commented:
    Although this is not Kenya or East Africa I couldn’t resist posting these incredible photographs of Birds by Mortal Coil in Kruger National Park South Africa.

    Enjoy my fellow birders!

    – Joe

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