Southern Africa : Photos

Discover every day Photographs of the various countries of Africa and the Caribbean

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The Boys

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Smiling

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Looking Back

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Handsome

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Sword

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Dancing

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Tongue Out

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Green Dancers

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Posing

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Posing

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Laughing

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Smiling

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Colourful

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Yellow Dancers

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Friends

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Marching

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Beautiful

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Tongue Out

The Swaziland Reed Dance.




Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. The Hamerkop occurs in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar and coastal southwest Arabia in all wetland habitats, including irrigated land such as rice paddies, as well as in savannas and forests. Hamerkop clutch consists of 3 to 7 eggs that start white but soon become stained. Both sexes incubate for 28 to 30 days. Both feed the young, the young hatch covered with grey down. By 17 days after hatching, their head and crest plumage is developed, and in a month, their body plumage. They leave the nest at 44 to 50 days but roost in it at night until about two months after hatching.




Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. The Hamerkop occurs in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar and coastal southwest Arabia in all wetland habitats, including irrigated land such as rice paddies, as well as in savannas and forests. Hamerkop clutch consists of 3 to 7 eggs that start white but soon become stained. Both sexes incubate for 28 to 30 days. Both feed the young, the young hatch covered with grey down. By 17 days after hatching, their head and crest plumage is developed, and in a month, their body plumage. They leave the nest at 44 to 50 days but roost in it at night until about two months after hatching.





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