Traveling in Botswana

A total of 23 species is included.

Traveling in Botswana, 2016:

2016-09-21 - 2016-10-01 in Botswana

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! 2016-09-21 00.00.00 Botswana

Pied kingfisher / Graufischer (Ceryle rudis)


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

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


Breakfast in camp in Moremi. 2016-09-23 06.49.02 Botswana

African fish-eagle / Schreiseeadler (Haliaeetus vocifer)


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

Marabou stork / Marabu (Leptoptilos crumenifer)

Alternate classification: Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Marabou storks and African fish-eagles looking for catfish. 2016-09-23 07.03.22 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto NABU

Coppery-tailed coucal / Kupferschwanzkuckuck (Centropus cupreicaudus)


Coppery tailed coucal. 2016-09-23 08.14.20 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Coppery tailed coucal. 2016-09-23 08.14.40 Botswana

Black-collared barbet (Lybius torquatus)


Black collared barbet. 2016-09-23 08.24.08 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

African darter (Anhinga rufa)

Alternate classification: Plotus rufus

African darter. 2016-09-23 09.06.10 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto NABU

Pied kingfisher / Graufischer (Ceryle rudis)


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

TO IDENTIFY. 2016-09-23 09.30.12 Botswana

African pygmy-goose / Afrikanische Zwergente (Nettapus auritus)


African pygmy goose. 2016-09-23 09.50.38 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)

Alternate classification: Coracias caudata

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


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

Grey go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor)

Also known as: Gray go-away-bird

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

Marabou stork / Marabu (Leptoptilos crumenifer)

Alternate classification: Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Marabu stork. 2016-09-23 17.48.46 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto NABU


Marabou stork. 2016-09-23 17.49.00 Botswana

African fish-eagle / Schreiseeadler (Haliaeetus vocifer)


African fish-eagle. 2016-09-24 06.36.04 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Red-shouldered glossy-starling (Lamprotornis nitens)

Also known as: Cape starling

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

Egyptian goose / Nilgans (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Alternate classification: Anas aegyptiaca

Egyptian goose pair. 2016-09-24 16.52.12 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

IDENTIFY BIRDS ON ZEBRAS. 2016-09-24 17.20.16 Botswana

Southern white-faced owl / Südbüscheleule (Ptilopsis granti)


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

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)


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

Black-bellied plover / Kiebitzregenpfeifer (Pluvialis squatarola)

Also known as: Grey plover

Black-bellied plover on its nest. 2016-09-25 16.50.10 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Black-bellied plover eggs. 2016-09-25 16.51.00 Botswana

Southern ground hornbill / Südlicher Hornrabe (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

Also known as: Southern ground-hornbill

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


Southern ground hornbills. 2016-09-26 07.40.00 Botswana

Douglas cooking in Savuti. 2016-09-26 17.55.14 Botswana

Secretarybird / Sekretär (Vogel) (Sagittarius serpentarius)


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


Secretarybird. 2016-09-27 07.07.26 Botswana

African ostrich / Afrikanischer Strauß (Struthio camelus)

Alternate classification: Struthio camelus domesticus
Also known as: Common ostrich, South african ostrich

Ostrich. 2016-09-27 07.32.28 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


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

TO IDENTIFY. 2016-09-27 07.35.48 Botswana

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)

Alternate classification: Coracias caudata

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

Blue waxbill / Angola-Schmetterlingsfink (Uraeginthus angolensis)

Also known as: Southern cordon-bleu, Southern cordonbleu

Blue waxbill. 2016-09-28 06.54.00 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Blue waxbill copy. 2016-09-28 06.54.58 Botswana

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

Greater blue-eared starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)


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

Southern carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicoides)


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

African spoonbill / Rotgesichtlöffler (Platalea alba)


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

African darter (Anhinga rufa)

Alternate classification: Plotus rufus

Cormorant or anhinga or african darter. 2016-09-29 13.51.18 Botswana Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto NABU

African skimmer / Braunmantel-Scherenschnabel (Rynchops flavirostris)


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