Pyrrhuloxia – Sabrina Salome

    The Pyrrhuloxia is a desert bird similar in appearance and closely related to the Northern Cardinal. The name Pyrrhuloxia denotes one of the ways to distinguish these two species, being partially derived from the Greek word loxuos, or “crooked” and  referring to the shape of the gape. Take a close look at the beak and you […]

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Red-billed Quelea at dawn – Sabrina Salome

“Dawn with a flock of red-billed quelea, the most abundant bird in the world. These guys flock in huge numbers throughout Kruger National Park, feeding mainly on grass seeds. For several years the quelea were not as numerous as they have been in the past, primarily due to a major drought which seriously impacted the […]

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Cheetah – Sabrina Salome

“Cheetah are without question the world’s most specialized cat. No other land animal on Earth has a build or accelerating power like it. Though females prefer solitary lives (when not with cubs), males stick with their brothers into adulthood or group up with other solo males to form coalitions. The three in this photo have […]

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Lilac-breasted Roller – Sabrina Salome

“Meet what might be Kruger National Park’s most photogenic bird: The Lilac-breasted Roller. These birds are more than just a pretty face and bright colors. If caught in the right mood, they can be just as fascinating as Kruger Park’s larger and more noticeable creatures; wolfing down grasshoppers the size of their heads, wrestling tarantula […]

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