Birds of Southern Africa

28 December 2011 --- I finally got nerve enough to face my bird photos and they were not as bad as I thought. Some are birds are barely discernible, but at least you can get an idea of the variety of them here. Here's a slideshow.

There are two species of flamingos in Southern Africa, the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) has a dark-tipped bill, and the Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). Both are in the photo of flamingos, which was taken at the World of Birds, an aviary. Those birds were not caged, but probably stay because they are well fed. The other species are all marked in the slideshow.

The rollers got their name because they do roll when they fly --- I saw it!


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