Nightjars, starlings and flycatchers

A few new additions to the gallery today. First up is the Greater Blue-eared Starling. This particular one was photographed in Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National Park where they are very approachable birds. The African Paradise Flycatcher was in the town of Phalaborwa in South Africa. To counter the flamboyance of these two birds, the cryptic European Nightjar completes this trio of additions.

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Katydids and Walking Sticks

I'm always particularly interested in creatures that employ camouflage as their primary means of defence against predation. Leaf-mimic Katydids and Stick Insects are masters of camouflage. Katydid nymphs often look like smaller versions of the adults, but in some species, the nymphs look nothing at all like the adult and ... Read more

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Nighthawks, Wildcats and Bush Snakes

A couple of new additions to the gallery this evening. First up is a Spotted Bush Snake. This was spotted moving amongst us whilst enjoying a drink, waiting for sunset at the Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National Park. Next is the Lesser Nighthawk, seen here roosting in the ... Read more