The black heron, also known as a black egret, is known for its habit of forming a canopy with its wings, casting a shadow luring its prey. as can be seen it is completely black with yellow feet. it is mostly found on the eastern parts of africa aswel as south africa and madacascar. it prefers shallow open waters, marshes, etc.
this image was taken up the northern end of diamantina np during a heat wave. it must have been +40 degrees... with such a vast range, it’s amazing how these birds adapt to such harsh environments 🥵 .
The white-browed robin-chat or also known as heuglin's robin is a beautifully colourful robin that are widely distributed across southern africa. its diet consists of termites and ants, frogs and fruit.
The southern blue waxbill is a small common species of bird found in southern africa. makes tend to be more vividly coloured than females. although found in a variety of habitats it prefers well watered savanna with umbrelka thorn trees, etc.