Traveling in Botswana

Birds we saw on vacation in Botswana

Traveling in Botswana, 2016:


Map Okovanga Delta to Livingstone.

Safari in Botswana, plus visit to Victoria Falls In Botswana and Namibia, I took extensive pictures of birds for the first time. Many more of animals, of course, but here we're focusing on the birds! Source: OWN 2016-09-21 00.00.00 Botswana

Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)


Not actually a pied kingfisher but I dont have the answer yet. Source: OWN 2016-09-21 17.24.04 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Xakanaxa airstrip from above in Moremi. Source: OWN 2016-09-22 14.54.00 Botswana


Breakfast in camp in Moremi. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 06.49.02 Botswana

African fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)


In Moremi, African fish eagles in tree. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 07.02.56 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Marabou stork / Marabu (Leptoptilos crumenifer)

Alternate classification: Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Marabou storks and African fish-eagles looking for catfish. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 07.03.22 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Coppery-tailed coucal / Kupferschwanzkuckuck (Centropus cupreicaudus)


Coppery tailed coucal. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 08.14.20 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Coppery tailed coucal. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 08.14.40 Botswana

Black-collared barbet (Lybius torquatus)


Black collared barbet. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 08.24.08 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

African darter (Anhinga rufa)

Alternate classification: Plotus rufus

African darter. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 09.06.10 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)


Pied kingfisher, most likely. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 09.15.24 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

TO IDENTIFY. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 09.30.12 Botswana

African pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus)


African pygmy goose. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 09.50.38 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)

Alternate classification: Coracias caudata

Lilac-breasted roller in flight. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 16.48.22 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Lilac-breasted roller in flight. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 17.08.46 Botswana

Grey go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor)


Gray loris, nicknamed the Go away bird for its call. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 17.46.16 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Marabou stork / Marabu (Leptoptilos crumenifer)

Alternate classification: Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Marabu stork. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 17.48.46 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Marabou stork. Source: OWN 2016-09-23 17.49.00 Botswana

African fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)


African fish-eagle. Source: OWN 2016-09-24 06.36.04 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Red-shouldered glossy-starling (Lamprotornis nitens)

Also known as: Cape starling

Cape starling or black-bellied or even burchells. Source: OWN 2016-09-24 09.10.06 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Egyptian goose / Nilgans (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Alternate classification: Anas aegyptiaca

Egyptian goose pair. Source: OWN 2016-09-24 16.52.12 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

IDENTIFY BIRDS ON ZEBRAS. Source: OWN 2016-09-24 17.20.16 Botswana

Southern white-faced owl (Ptilopsis granti)


Owl, perhaps southern white-faced owl. Source: OWN 2016-09-24 18.37.18 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)


Southern yellow-billed hornbill. Source: OWN 2016-09-25 09.17.32 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Black-bellied plover / Kiebitzregenpfeifer (Pluvialis squatarola)


Black-bellied plover on its nest. Source: OWN 2016-09-25 16.50.10 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Black-bellied plover eggs. Source: OWN 2016-09-25 16.51.00 Botswana

Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

Also known as: Southern ground-hornbill

Southern ground hornbill. Source: OWN 2016-09-26 07.39.52 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Southern ground hornbills. Source: OWN 2016-09-26 07.40.00 Botswana

Douglas cooking in Savuti. Source: OWN 2016-09-26 17.55.14 Botswana

Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)


Secretarybird. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 07.07.18 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Secretarybird. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 07.07.26 Botswana

African ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Alternate classification: Struthio camelus domesticus
Also known as: South African ostrich

Ostrich. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 07.32.28 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Ostrich and gnus at waterhole. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 07.33.14 Botswana

TO IDENTIFY. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 07.35.48 Botswana

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)

Alternate classification: Coracias caudata

Lilac-breasted roller on milestone. Source: OWN 2016-09-27 16.35.18 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Blue waxbill / Angola-Schmetterlingsfink (Uraeginthus angolensis)

Also known as: Southern cordon-bleu, Southern cordonbleu

Blue waxbill. Source: OWN 2016-09-28 06.54.00 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Blue waxbill. Source: OWN 2016-09-28 06.54.58 Botswana

Gate at chobe on main road w botswana 50. Source: OWN 2016-09-28 13.20.02 Botswana

Greater blue-eared starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)


Probably Greater blue-eared starling. Source: OWN 2016-09-28 16.56.56 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Southern carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicoides)


Southern carmine bee-eaters. Source: OWN 2016-09-28 16.57.56 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

African spoonbill (Platalea alba)


African spoonbill makes shade with its wing to hunt. Source: OWN 2016-09-29 08.30.10 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

American anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Alternate classification: Plotus anhinga
Also known as: Anhinga

Cormorant or anhinga or african darter. Source: OWN 2016-09-29 13.51.18 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

African skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris)


Nesting bird, perhaps african skimmer. Source: OWN 2016-09-29 15.07.02 Botswana Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto