Large birds

Ostriches (Struthio camelus)

Ostriches live in woodlands and grasslands.

male ostriches female ostrich male ostrich

Rueppell's korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii)

Endemic to Namibia, it lives in very arid stony desert areas.

Rueppell's korhaan

White-winged black korhaan (Eipodotis afraoides)

Lives in dry grassland.

female white-winged black korhaan male white-winged black korhaan

Kori bustard (Ardeotis kori)

This huge bustard prefers to walk rather than fly. The male in the center photograph is courting females.

Kori bustard Kori bustard displaying Kori bustard

Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

Usually seen walking through grasslands.

secretary bird

Black crow (Corvus capensis)

Common in arid areas.

black crow

Pied crow (Corvus albus)

Fearless and common.

pied crow

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)

Common in dry bushveld.

southern yellow-billed hornbill southern yellow-billed hornbill

Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Common; goes to waterholes to drink every evening.

helmeted guineafowl helmeted guineafowl

Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Found in Etosha and the central highlands near water.

Egyptian geese Egyptian goose

Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

Common near water.

grey heron

Indian Peacock (Pavo cristatus)

Raised at Otjikoto.

peacock

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