Erindi morning game drive – Part 1

Early Friday morning and off for more animal sightings…

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First this handsome Water Buck bull…

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…and then this Crimson-breasted Shrike, in Namibia known as “the German flag”. Namibia was a German colony over a hundred years ago and this bird, with the colors from the old German flag, used to be the national bird of Namibia. 
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The African Wild Dog was once numerous in Namibia but is today an endangered specie. Morning1_04

They are living and hunting in packs, able to run at high speed for a very long time and known to hunt antelopes to exhaustion. Morning1_05

I wouldn’t like to meet a pack of Wild Dogs while on foot…Morning1_06

The beautiful Springbok…Morning1_07

…kites in a tree (Yellow-billed kite? – Yes, Erik agrees in comment below!)…Morning1_08

…and another rare animal. The black rhino is critically endangered but Namibia has one of the largest black rhino populations in the world. Unfortunately poaching is today becoming a huge problem even in Namibia.Morning1_09

This Rhino is called “Lippy” but he can’t understand why…Morning1_10

Black Wildebeest (Brindled Gnu)…Morning1_11

…and who will help me identify this bird? (Erik’s comment below says it is probably a Taita falcon”)

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Two Oryx (national animal of Namibia) crossing the road…Morning1_13

…a Marabou Stork…Morning1_14

…and finally two Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu).

More photos from this morning game drive in the next post!

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2 Responses to Erindi morning game drive – Part 1

  1. Erik says:

    Yellow-billed Kite is correct and the falcon is probably a Taita Falcon . Email/show me more pics from other angles if you need the falcon sorted out.

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