/* THIS IS A TEST*/

Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Ruaha Birds and Reptiles II (June)

The white-browed coucal is sometimes called a bottle bird because its call sounds like liquid being poured out848 The white-browed coucal is sometimes called a bottle bird because its call sounds like liquid being poured out

Southern ground hornbill on the lookout for food849 Southern ground hornbill on the lookout for food

Von Der Decken's hornbill. This is a male as indicated by the red bill850 Von Der Decken's hornbill. This is a male as indicated by the red bill

Buff-cested bustard. The male has a black belly851 Buff-crested bustard. The male has a black belly

Fork-tailed drongo852 Fork-tailed drongo

A pair of Black-faced sand grouse853 A pair of black-faced sand grouse

 A scruffy looking speckled mousebird with its distinctive long tail854 A scruffy looking speckled mousebird with its distinctive long tail

This lilac-breasted roller is warming up in the early morning Sunshine855 This lilac-breasted roller is warming up in the early morning sunshine

A small and very nervous emerald spotted wood dove856 A small and very nervous emerald spotted wood dove

Nile crocodile basking in the Ruaha river857 Nile crocodile basking in the Ruaha river

It took patience to get this shot of a lilac-breasted roller858 It took patience to get this shot of a lilac-breasted roller

The red-cheeked cordon-bleu took a bath right outside my tent859 The red-cheeked cordon-bleu took a bath right outside my tent

African golden-breasted bunting860 African golden-breasted bunting

Low-level tawny eagle861 Low-level tawny eagle

Tawny eagle862 Tawny eagle

Yellow white-eye 'greenish' race863 Yellow white-eye 'greenish' race

Helmeted guineafowl are usually found in small noisy flocks864 Helmeted guineafowl are usually found in small noisy flocks

The grey-headed kingfisher is not aquatic, but eats insects and small lizards865 The grey-headed kingfisher is not aquatic, but eats insects and small lizardss

Magpie shrikes are highly sociable and are usually found in small groups866 Magpie shrikes are highly sociable and are usually found in small groups

Saddle-billed stork at the water's edge867 Saddle-billed stork at the water's edge

The Nile monitor checks for crocodiles before swimming across the river868 The Nile monitor checks for crocodiles before swimming across the river

White-headed buffalo-weavers build very large nests of dead thorn branches869 White-headed buffalo-weavers build very large nests of dead thorn branches

African fish eagle870 African fish eagle

Saddle-billed stork on the sand river871 Saddle-billed stork on the sand river