Early Friday morning and off for more animal sightings…
First this handsome Water Buck bull…
…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.
…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.
…and who will help me identify this bird? (Erik’s comment below says it is probably a Taita falcon”)
…and finally two Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu).
More photos from this morning game drive in the next post!