South African Wildlife

Descriptions and photographs of South Africa’s astounding wildlife 

> Agama, Southern Tree

> Antelope, Roan

> Antelope, Sable

> Baboon, Chacma

> Badger, Honey

Baobab

> Barbet, Crested

> Bat, Epauletted Fruit

> Bat, Mauritian Tomb

> Bateleur

> Batis, Chinspot

> Batis, Pririt

> Bee-eater, Swallow-tailed

> Bee-eater, White-fronted

Big-Five

> Bishop, Southern Red

> Blesbok

> Bokmakierie

> Bontebok

> Boubou, Southern

> Brubru

> Buffalo, African

> Bulbul, African Red-eyed

> Bulbul, Cape

> Bulbul, Dark-capped

> Bullfrog, Edible

> Bush Blackcap

> Bushbaby, Lesser

> Bushbaby, Thick-tailed

> Bushbuck

> Bustard, Kori

> Buzzard, Steppe

> Camel Thorn

> Canary, Yellow-fronted

> Caracal

> Chameleon, Drakensberg Dwarf

> Chat, Ant-eating

> Chat, Familiar

> Chat, Mocking Cliff

> Cheetah

> Coot, Red-knobbed

> Cormorant, Cape

> Cormorant, Reed

> Cormorant, White-breasted

> Coucal, Burchell’s

> Courser, Double-banded

> Courser, Temminck’s

> Crake, Black

> Crane, Blue

> Crane, Grey Crowned

> Crocodile, Nile

> Crow, Pied

> Darter, African

> Dassie, Rock

> Dikkop, Spotted (Spotted Thick-knee)

> Dikkop, Water (Water Thick-knee)

> Dove, Laughing

> Dove, Namaqua

> Dove, Red-eyed

> Drongo, Fork-tailed

> Duck, African Black

> Duck, South African Shelduck

> Duck, White-faced Whistling

> Duck, Yellow-billed

Duiker, Common

> Duiker, Natal Red

> Eagle, African Fish

> Eagle, Tawny

> Eagle, Verreaux’s

> Egret, Cattle

> Egret, Great

> Egret, Little

> Eland

> Elephant, African

* Tusker Masbambela

* Tusker Isilo of Tembe

* Tuskers of South Africa

> Fig, Namaqua

> Finch, Red-headed

> Finch, Scaly-feathered

> Fiscal, Common

> Flycatcher, African Dusky

> Flycatcher, Fiscal

> Flycatcher, Southern Black

> Fox, Bat-eared

> Francolin, Crested

> Francolin, Grey-winged

> Frog, Painted Reed

> Gecko, Bibron’s Thick-toed

> Gemsbok

> Giraffe

> Go-away-bird, Grey

> Goshawk, Pale Chanting

> Goose, Egyptian

> Grassbird, Cape

> Grebe, Great Crested

> Grebe, Little

> Ground Squirrel, Southern African

> Grysbok, Sharpe’s

> Guineafowl, Crested

> Guineafowl, Helmeted

> Gull, Grey-headed

> Gull, Hartlaub’s

> Gull, Kelp

> Hamerkop

> Hare, Scrub

> Hartebeest, Lichtenstein’s

> Hartebeest, Red

> Helmetshrike, White-crested

> Heron, Black

> Heron, Black-headed

> Heron, Goliath

> Heron, Green-backed

> Heron, Grey

> Hippopotamus

> Hornbill, African Grey

> Hornbill, Crowned

> Hornbill, Southern Ground

> Hornbill, Southern Red-billed

> Hornbill, Southern Yellow-billed

> Hornbill, Trumpeter

> Hyena, Spotted

> Ibis, African Sacred

> Ibis, Glossy

> Ibis, Hadeda

> Ibis, Southern Bald

> Impala, Common

> Jacana, African

> Jackal, Black-backed

> Kingfisher, Pied

> Kingfisher, Woodland

> Kite, Black-shouldered

> Kite, Yellow-billed

> Klipspringer

> Korhaan, Karoo

> Korhaan, Northern Black

> Korhaan, Red-crested

> Kudu, Greater

> Lark, Karoo Long-billed

> Lark, Rufous-naped

> Lapwing, African Wattled

> Lapwing, Blacksmith

> Lapwing, Crowned

> Leopard

> Lion

> Lizard, Augrabies Flat

> Lizard, Barberton Girdled

> Lizard, Black Girdled

> Lizard, Namaqua Sand

> Locust, Green Milkweed

> Longclaw, Cape

> Mannikin, Bronze

> Marabou

> Meerkat

> Mongoose, Banded

> Mongoose, Dwarf

> Mongoose, Cape Grey

> Mongoose, Yellow

> Monitor, Nile (Water)

> Monkey, Samango

> Monkey, Vervet

> Moorhen, Common

> Mouse, Four-striped Grass

> Mousebird, Speckled

> Mousebird, White-backed

> Nicator, Eastern

> Nyala

> Openbill, African

> Oribi

> Oriole, Black-headed

> Ostrich

> Owl, African Scops

> Owl, Verreaux’s Eagle-

> Owlet, African Barred

> Owlet, Pearl-spotted

> Oxpecker, Red-billed

> Oystercatcher, African

> Pelican, Pink-backed

> Penguin, African

> Pigeon, African Green

> Pigeon, Speckled

> Plover, Three-banded

> Plover, White-fronted

> Porkbush, Namaqua

> Prinia, Karoo

> Prinia, Tawny-flanked

> Quelea, Red-billed

> Rat, Bush Karoo

> Reedbuck, Mountain

> Reedbuck, Southern

> Rhebok, Grey

> Rhinoceros, Black

> Rhinoceros, White

> Robin-Chat, Cape

> Robin-Chat, Chorister

> Roller, Lilac-breasted

> Sandgrouse, Burchell’s

> Sandgrouse, Double-banded

> Scrub Robin, Bearded

> Scrub Robin, Kalahari

> Scrub Robin, Karoo

> Secretarybird

> Shrike, Crimson-breasted

> Shrike, Magpie

> Skink, Karasburg Tree

> Skink, Striped

> Skink, Western Rock

> Slug Eater, Variegated

> Snake, Western Stripe-bellied Sand

> Snipe, African

> Sparrow, Cape

> Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed

> Sparrow-Weaver, White-browed

> Spoonbill, African

> Springbok

> Spurfowl, Cape

> Spurfowl, Natal

> Spurfowl, Swainson’s

> Squirrel, Southern African Ground

> Squirrel, Southern African Tree

> Starling, Burchell’s

> Starling, Cape Glossy

> Starling, Greater Blue-eared

> Starling, Pale-winged

> Starling, Pied

> Starling, Red-winged

> Steenbok

> Stonechat, African

> Stork, Saddle-billed

> Stork, White

> Stork, Woolly-necked

> Stork, Yellow-billed

> Sugarbird, Cape

> Sunbird, Collared

> Sunbird, Scarlet-chested

> Sunbird, White-bellied

> Suricate

> Swallow, White-throated

> Terrapin, Marsh

> Tern, Swift

> Thick-knee, Spotted (Spotted Dikkop)

> Thick-knee, Water (Water Dikkop)

> Thrush, Cape Rock-

> Thrush, Groundscraper

> Thrush, Karoo

> Toad, Raucous

> Tortoise, Angulate

> Tortoise, Leopard

> Tree, Quiver

> Tree, Shepherd’s

> Tsessebe

> Turaco, Knysna

> Vulture, Bearded

> Vulture, Cape

> Vulture, Hooded

> Vulture, Lappet-faced

> Vulture, Palm-nut

> Vulture, White-backed

> Vulture, White-headed

> Wagtail, African Pied

> Wagtail, Cape

> Warthog

> Waterbuck

> Waxbill, Blue

> Weaver, Cape

> Weaver, Sociable

> Weaver, Southern Masked

> White-eye, Cape

> White-eye, Orange River

> Whydah, Pin-tailed

> Widowbird, Long-tailed

> Wild Dog, African

> Wildebeest, Black

> Wildebeest, Blue

> Woodpecker, Cardinal

> Woodpecker, Golden-tailed

> Woodpecker, Ground

> Zebra, Cape Mountain

> Zebra, Hartmann’s Mountain

> Zebra, Plains

 

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31 thoughts on “South African Wildlife

  1. imlostwithoutme

    So beautiful captures! I can’t get enough of your blogposts! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to come across your blog, de Wets Wild! 🙂

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      1. aj vosse

        Kling woes!! Dink nou net… mense vra wat het jy gedoen vir die week… jy sê… ons het gesuip, baklei… rowe vroumense rond gejaag… gebraai en nog meer gesuip! Net ondat niemand jou sal glo as jy hulle vertel ons het skoenlappers uitgeken nie!! 😈

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  2. aaanchalk

    Amazing Amazing Amazing is the world. Me and my husband both os us are fascinated with wildlife and have Africa Wild Safari tour as one of the item in our bucket list. I guess there is still time for that, in meanwhile we will be seeing that world through your blog.

    xx
    Aanchal

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  3. MRI

    Love your blog! I just planned a trip to Kenya for this summer, which will be my first ever African Safari experience, and your pictures have just got me more and more excited 🙂

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