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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Birds III (October)

An Eastern chanting-goshawk, recognisable from the dark chanting-goshawk by its yellow cere and orange legs1874 An Eastern chanting-goshawk, recognisable from the dark chanting-goshawk by its yellow cere and orange legs

The grey-headed kingfisher eats insects and small lizards1875 The grey-headed kingfisher eats insects and small lizards

White-throated bee-eater1876 White-throated bee-eater

Flocks of superb starlings are very numerous in Meru1877 Flocks of superb starlings are very numerous in Meru

Somali ostriches with their young, Not many will make it to adulthood1878 Somali ostriches with their young, Not many will make it to adulthood

Rufous-crowned roller1879 Rufous-crowned roller

The European bee-eater is a migrant, arriving prior to the onset of the rains18980 The European bee-eater is a migrant, arriving prior to the onset of the rains

Another shot of a European bee-eater, in different lighting conditions1881 Another shot of a European bee-eater, in different lighting conditions

The striped kingfisher is found over most of sub-saharan Africa1882 The striped kingfisher is found over most of sub-saharan Africa

Black-headed lapwing1883 Black-headed lapwing

Common sandpiper1884 Common sandpiper

The crested francolin has the noisiest wake up call of any bird I've ever camped near1885 The crested francolin has the noisiest wake up call of any bird I've ever camped near

African grey hornbill. The lack of a casque and pinkish tip to the beak suggest that this is a female1886 African grey hornbill. The lack of a casque and pinkish tip to the beak suggest that this is a female

The hamerkop is considered to be magical, or a bird of ill omen1887 The hamerkop is considered to be magical, or a bird of ill omen

The palm-nut vulture eats the fruits of the oil palm as well as molluscs, fish and sometimes carrion1888 The palm-nut vulture eats the fruits of the oil palm as well as molluscs, fish and sometimes carrion

Sausage tree flowers attract the attention of a scarlet-chested sunbird looking for nectar1865 Sausage tree flowers attract the attention of a scarlet-chested sunbird looking for nectar

The broad-billed roller likes to perch at the top of the tallest rees, making for a difficult shot1890 The broad-billed roller likes to perch at the top of the tallest rees, making for a difficult shot

Taita fiscal1891 Taita fiscal

The African hoopoe is almost identical to the European one1892 The African hoopoe is almost identical to the European one

One of the smallest of its family, this is a buff-crested bustard1893 One of the smallest of its family, this is a buff-crested bustard

The Ruppell's griffon vulture is now critically endangered1894 The Ruppell's griffon vulture is now critically endangered

Pied crow1895 Pied crow

The European roller is a migrant, arriving in October and leaving in April1896 The European roller is a migrant, arriving in October and leaving in April

A trumpeter hornbill. This is a female, with a smaller casque than the mal1897 A trumpeter hornbill. This is a female, with a smaller casque than the male