Raptors

Dark chanting goshawk (Melierax metabates)

An electric pole makes a convenient perch.

dark chanting goshawk

Giant (Verreaux's) eagle owl (Bubo lacteus)

This huge owl and its mate had a nest in a large tree above a waterhole in the western part of Etosha.

giant eagle owl

Bateleur eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus)

Paul was delighted to get decent shots of this eagle at a waterhole in Etosha.

male bateleur eagle male bateleur eagle displaying

Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax)

Nesting in the top of an acacia tree in Etosha.

tawny eagles on nest

Black-breasted snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus pectoralis)

At a waterhole in Etosha. They eat their snake prey in mid-flight.

black-breasted snake eagle

Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)

At a waterhole.

martial eagle

African white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus)

Vultures are not common in Namibia. Dead animals often just dry out in the desert rather than the bones being picked clean by vultures.

African white-backed vulture African white-backed vulture African white-backed vulture

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

At a waterhole.

immature osprey(?) immature osprey(?)

Southern white-crowned shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens)

southern white-crowned shrike

Crimson-breasted bush shrike (Laniarius afrococcineus)

At Okonjima.

crimson-breasted bush shrike

Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

common kestrel

Greater kestrel (Falco rupicoloides)

greater kestrel

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