A young Slate-colored Bou-bou
The following afternoon while driving through the bush we heard and subsequently saw a bou-bou climbing up a tree trunk nearby. It was actually exposed and I managed a couple of photos before it disappeared into the undergrowth.
A Slate-colored Bou-bou clambering up a tree trunk and affording me a better photo - or not!
The same Slate-colored Bou-bou seconds before it flew down into the undergrowth
On the way back to town, we stopped at a small body of water where an eclectic group of birds was enjoying the last of the evening's sun rays.
A Hamerkop, a Yellow-billed Stork and a Sacred Ibis with a Malachite Kingfisher in the background in between the stork and ibis
Grant and I noticed that the Yellow-billed Stork's bill wasn't very yellow. When I downloaded the photos and referenced the bird in the book, I saw that we'd photographed a Yellow-billed Stork Juvenile.
The Juvenile Yellow-billed Stork is brownish above washed with grey-brown below. The neck and head are speckled grey and white
I panned in on the Malachite Kingfisher in the reeds behind and was thrilled to see two of these beauties there
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