Birds

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng Province, South Africa\nsquacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), breeding plumage. Scratching its chin with foot\nMorning\nOctober 2005\n© 2005 Don Boroughs Near Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa.\nSilonque Private Game Reserve. Adjacent to Kruger National Park.\nblue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis) on skull of buffalo.\nAugust 2006\n© 2007 Don Boroughs Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Central Kruger, Satara Camp.\nbrown-headed parrot (Poicephalus cryptoxanthus) feeding on flowers of common coral tree (Erythrina lysistemon) \nAugust 2006\n© 2007 Don Boroughs Johannesburg, South Africa \nParking lot of University of Johannesburg\nspotted thick-knee (Burhinus capensis), formerly spotted dikkop, scrape nest with two camouflaged eggs. \nSeptember 2006\n© 2006 Don Boroughs Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape province, South Africa\nCape sugarbird (Promerops cafer). Female (or juvenile) on protea in suburban garden in rain. \nDecember 2007\n© Don Boroughs 2007 Anjajavy Reserve, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar, Africa\nnorthwestern Madagascar\nMadagascar fody (Foudia madagascariensis) Male in breeding plumage.\ndeciduous forest\nPart of Anjajavy l'Hotel, a Relais & Chateaux lodge\nNovember 2008\nEarly in rainy season\n© Don Boroughs 2008 Gaborone, Botswana. 11/2004.\nsuburban garden\nblue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis)\nmale\n©2004 Don Boroughs Kruger National Park, Limpopo province, South Africa\nyellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus} on buffalo.\nyellow-billed oxpeckers became extinct in South Africa due to the heavy use of poisonous pesticide dips on cattle by farmers. They recolonised northern South Africa in the late 20th century, but are still greatly outnumber in Kruger National Park by the red-billed oxpecker.\nJanuary 2005\n© 2005 Don Boroughs Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng Province, South Africa\ngreater striped swallow (Hirundo cucullata) seen at Duiker Hide. Singing.\nMorning\nOctober 2003\n© 2003 Don Boroughs\ncanvas expanded slightly in Photoshop Near Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa.\nred-headed weaver (Anaplectes rubriceps), male in breeding plumage. Hanging below his nest.\nSilonque Private Game Reserve. Adjacent to Kruger National Park.\nSummer, wet season.\nFebruary 2006.\n© 2006 Don Boroughs Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa\nPafuri area\nlesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina) sub-adult\nsummer\nFebruary 2009\n© Don Boroughs 2009 Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa\nNear Mopane Camp\npied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Preparing to swallow a fish. \nFebruary 2008\n© Don Boroughs 2008