South African Birds: Coast, Forest and Fynbos Photography

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The extensive coastline of South Africa is primarily bordered by areas of forest or fynbos (fynbos is the heathland of the Western Cape containing exceptionally high biodiversity). Many of the birds in the forest and fynbos are highly adapted and are often endemic. Despite the extremely dynamic and rich coastal waters of South Africa, these waters contain many predators, and coastal birds need to be adapted to live in these dangerous waters.

     
Hartlaub's gull


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Caption List:

1. Hartlaub's gull (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii). Hartlaub's gull at Hermanus, South Africa

2. Common fiscal (Lanius collaris) on razor wire. Common Fiscal perched on razor wire at Hermanus, South Africa

3. Cape bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis). Cape bulbul at Hermanus, South Africa

4. Common fiscal (Lanius collaris) in fynbos. Common fiscal in the fynbos at Hermanus, South Africa

5. Karoo prinia (Prinia maculosa). Karoo prinia in the fynbos at Hermanus, South Africa

6. Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) on a rock. Pied kingfisher at Treasure Beach, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

7. African penguin (Spheniscus demersus). African penguin at Foxy Bay, South Africa

8. Three African penguins (Spheniscus demersus). Three African penguins returning from the ocean at Foxy Bay, South Africa

9. Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) on king protea flower. Cape sugarbird on king protea flower at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, South Africa

10. Cape white-eye (Zosterops capensis). Cape white-eye at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, South Africa

11. Orange breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea). Orange breasted sunbird feeding on pincushion protea at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, South Africa

12. Orange breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea). Orange breasted sunbird feeding on pincushion protea at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, South Africa

13. Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus) in fynbos. Bokmakierie perched on a bush at West Coast National Park, South Africa

14. Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Rose-ringed parakeet portrait at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

15. Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) with a man. Rose-ringed parakeet interacting with a man at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

16. Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Rose-ringed parakeet ineracting with a man at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

17. Knysna turaco portrait (Tauraco corythaix). Knysna turaco resting on a branch at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

18. Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix). Knysna turaco perched on a branch at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

19. Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix). Knysna turaco perched on a branch at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

20. Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix) displaying. Knysna turaco displaying in a tree at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

21. Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix) bathing. Knysna turaco bathing in a stream at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

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