Birds

Although it’s now the winter season and some of our migratory species have flown to warmer climates, two very fascinating and beautiful waterscape ‘regulars’ can still be seen occupying sheltered bodies of water lined with trees and vegetation - the Reed Cormorant and the African...

South Africa is home to eight regularly occurring and breeding vulture species, three of which can be found at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve: The Lappet-Faced vulture, the Cape vulture and the White-Backed vulture. All three of these species are Old World Vultures, which means...

With its distinctive cry, the African Fish Eagle is typically heard more often than it is seen, even described as "the sound of Africa". However, those who were on a recent game drive at Nambiti were treated to a sighting of this magnificent raptor as...

No matter where you go on the Reserve, you are bound to run into these comical little characters scurrying through the landscape, creating dust clouds as they go along in search of food! Quite often overlooked, these remarkable fowl are an integral part of Mother...

When game viewing on the open grasslands, be on the lookout for this fascinating large bird of prey! Secretary birds are superior hunters, stomping through the vegetation, flushing out tasty morsels as they go. Prey such as insects, snakes (adders and cobras are favourites), small...

With Spring’s arrival on the Reserve and a noticeable increase in bird and wildlife activity, what a memorable experience it was to come across these two beautiful birds, frolicking on the water’s edge. Breeding pairs will engage in a ritual of flinging various objects in...

Where there’s wildlife, there are Oxpeckers! Their antics can make for an amusing sight, with them crawling around on the animal looking for a tasty tick or two, yet their relationship with the host animal is very important and beneficial to both parties. The oxpecker...

The hadeda is a common sight to all, and is part of the Ibis family. They can be found in vast areas from the bushveld to urban landscapes. However, in this instance, it was an exciting experience to see them joined by two of their...