The only animals I saw were birds, but there were a lot of them, mostly shore birds, wading birds, and waterfowl. If you can identify any of the birds in my pictures, please let me know, I would like to tag them with their names.

Nature pictures of Egypt and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Egypt
Nature Page for Egypt
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Miscellaneous Birds

 Unknown Bird
?? Unknown bird. (514k)
Corvus cornix
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, german: Nebelkrähe, french: Corneille mantelée). (635k)
Merops orientalis
Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis, german: Smaragdspint, french: Guêpier d'Orient). (503k)
Two Little Green Bee-eaters
Two of the Little Green Bee-eaters. (578k)
 Unknown Raptor Raptor Coming Very Close
?? Unknown raptor. This raptor was coming very close. (995k)
Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (286k)
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (605k)
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus, german: Lachmöwe, french: Mouette rieuse). On the far left is one adult in breeding plumage, the others have their winter plumage. (725k)
Upupa epops
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). I have seen this bird in many countries. (713k)
Circus aeruginosus
Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus, german: Rohrweihe, french: Busard des roseaux) in flight. (382k)

Waterfowl

Fulica atra
A small flock of Common Coots (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule) in the Nile. (870k)
Fulica atra
Common Coot (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule). (630k)
Gallinula chloropus meridionalis
An African Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus meridionalis, german: Teichralle, french: Gallinule poule d'eau). (374k)

Cormorants

Cormorants Small Sand Bank
Cormorants on a small sand bank in the Nile. (713k)
Flock Cormorants
A flock of cormorants. (262k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) in the Nile. (743k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) on a rock in a shallow part of the Nile near Aswan. (552k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (672k)
White-breasted Cormorant Flight
White-breasted Cormorant in flight. (578k)
Two White-breasted Cormorants Flight
Two White-breasted Cormorants in flight. (569k)

Kingfishers

Ceryle rudis rudis
A African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), posing on a boat in the Nile. (370k)
African Pied Kingfisher Hunting
A African Pied Kingfisher hunting. They hang in the air, flapping their wings to stay in place. When they see a fish, they dive for it. They dart back and forth to look for fish, never staying in one place long enough for me to focus the camera, so I didn't get a sharp picture. (302k)
Hunting African Pied Kingfisher
Another hunting African Pied Kingfisher. (302k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
This African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie) was much more accommodating and let me focus well. (736k)

Egrets and Herons

Egretta garzetta garzetta
A flock of Western Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (448k)
Couple Western Little Egrets
A couple of Western Little Egrets. (414k)
Wading Western Little Egret
A wading Western Little Egret. (305k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (391k)
Western Little Egret Visiting
Western Little Egret. This one was visiting us on our cruise boat. (337k)
Gave Plenty Time Close
He gave me plenty of time to get close. (708k)
Western Little Egret Landing
Western Little Egret landing. (701k)
Western Little Egret Fishing
Western Little Egret fishing, trying to keep his balance. (837k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibis (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (492k)
Western Cattle Egret Ssp
Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibis in flight. (330k)
Flock Western Cattle Egret
A flock of Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibis on their way to roost for the night. (780k)
Egrets Congregate Evenings Islands
The Egrets congregate in the evenings on these islands in the Nile to spend the night. (812k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (996k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (994k)
Western Grey Heron Flight
Western Grey Heron in flight. (918k)
Ardea purpurea purpurea
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré), left and African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1202k)

This page contains 40 pictures of 16 bird species

Here are the links to the other pages on Egypt:

Today's Egypt People in Egypt
People
Nature in Egypt
Nature
Egypt
Egypt
Ancient Egypt Architecture in Egypt
Architecture
Mytholopy in Ancient Egypt
Mythology
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs

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