NAMIBIA ALBUM

 

 

 

The photos here were taken on our 2014 tour

 

African Scops Owl

 

 

Southern Masked Weaver

 

 

Bat-eared Fox

 

 

 

 

These Blue Cranes were nesting and would get off their nest whenever a Jackal walked by.

 

 

Namaqua Sandgrouse

 

Temminck's Courser

 

Lanner

Secretarybird

 

 

 

Hartebeast as the rains arrive

 

 

 

Wilderbeast

 

 

Honey Buzzards are very rare in Namibia

 

 

Grey-backed Cameroptera (or Bleating Warbler)

 

 

African Cuckoos

 

Mauritian Tomb Bats were discovered in just one place in Namibia by a Bird Holidays group several years ago.

We have found them each year since. These small silver-coloured bats have white bellies and are a long way from their normal range.

 

 

Collared Flycatcher, a rare visitor to Namibia.

 

Lanner

 

Golden-breasted Bunting

 

This Giraffe was drinking at a place called Stinkwater. I can see why!

 

 

Pale Chanting Goshawk and a Fork-tailed Drongo

 

 

Burchell's Sandgrouse is rare at this time of year

 

 

Jacobin Cuckoo was numerous as the first rain showers had arrived. We also saw Black, Klaas's and Diderick Cuckoos

 

Spotted Hyena

 

 

Burchell's Zebra

 

two male Lions lead the pride on the Andoni Plain

 

Saddle-billed Stork

 

Chestnut-banded Plover is common in Walvis Bay which can hold 80% of the world population

 

Guinea Fowl

 

Zebras soak up the first showers of the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-faced Mousebird

 

 

Gecko's eyes are fascinating

 

putting the foundations in - a Masked Weaver

 

 

 

Paradise Flycatcher

 

Violet-eared Waxbill

 

Orange River Francolin is possibly the hardest gamebird to see in Namibia

 

Kudu

 

 

 

Spotted Eagle Owl - the first of several sightings on this trip

 

 

Gemsbok in the Namib Desert

 

 

 

 

 

Double-banded Courser is common

 

 

Fiscal Shrike

 

Cape Fox

 

Social Weaver

 

 

Tractrac Chat

 

Ruppell's Bustard

 

 

 

 

 

Benguela Dolphin

 

 

Swift Terns

 

 

thousands of flamingos and waders gather in Walvis Bay

 

 

 

 

I don't think she liked having her toe trodden on

 

 

 

small numbers of Black Rhino come to drink each night

 

 

Red-necked Falcon

 

 

Little Grebe

 

Double-banded Courser

 

 

Kori Bustard

 

 

 

Elephant

 

Welwitschia - distantly related to conifers, this is  the oldest flower in the world. Some can be 2000 years old.

 

 

Spitskoppe

 

the rain is coming

 

Great Snipe - the most southerly record in Namibia

 

 

 

 

The photos above were taken by leader Phil Palmer.

Below we have a selection taken by customers Paul Kingsnorth and

Pauline Hogg on our 2014 trip. Paul's pictures have captions on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange River Francolin

 

 

Rosy-faced Lovebirds

 

Rock Bunting

 

 

Melanistic form of Gabar Goshawk

 

 

Mauritian Tomb Bat

 

 

Blue Crane

 

 

Lions

 

 

Jacobin Cuckoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockrunner

 

 

Secretarybird

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dune lark is endemic to the red dunes of the Skeleton Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Lanner watches thousands of Quelea, deciding which one to chase!

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Hoopoe dust-bathing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the few published photographs of Jameson's Red Rock Rabbit !

This is one of the least-studied mammals in Africa

 

wonder why there is no zebra crossing here ?

 

 

 

 

 

Waterberg Plateau

 

 

 

Pygmy Falcon nest

 

 

 

 

Red-necked Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

Social Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

thousands of sandgrouse drink in Etosha

 

 

 

 

"I hate bathtime"!!

 

African Cuckoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herero Chat

 

 

meerkats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink-billed lark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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