There is lots of bird life in Mozambique. Here are pictures of the birds that I could get. Impressive were the Common Hamerkops (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine), and the various species of storks.

Since my big telephoto lens was broken, I often couldn't get good close-up pictures.

Nature pictures of Mozambique and other bird pages are linked:

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

Birds in Mozambique

Passer domesticus
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus, german: Haussperling, french: Moineau domestique). (824k)
Mirafra africana
Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana, german: Rotnackenlerche, french: Alouette à nuque rousse). (461k)
Ploceus subaureus subaureus
South African Yellow Weaver colony (Ploceus subaureus subaureus, german: Goldweber, french: Tisserin jaune). (964k)
Macronyx croceus
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus, french: Sentinelle à gorge jaune). (842k)
Macronyx croceus
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus, french: Sentinelle à gorge jaune) in flight. (659k)
Colony Carmine Bee-eaters
Colony of Carmine Bee-eaters. (1124k)
Merops apiaster
Juvenile Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, german: Bienenfresser, french: Guêpier d'Europe). (229k)
Merops apiaster
Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, german: Bienenfresser, french: Guêpier d'Europe). (766k)
Merops pusillus meridionalis
Eastern Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus meridionalis, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (515k)
Merops persicus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus, german: Blauwangenspint, french: Guêpier de Perse). (455k)
Pycnonotus barbatus layardi
Southern Darkcap Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (799k)
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique). (380k)
Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec rouge). (585k)
Turtur chalcospilos
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos, german: Bronzeflecktäubchen, french: Tourtelette émeraudine). (788k)
Streptopelia capicola tropica
Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (450k)
Coracias caudatus caudatus
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (493k)
Eurystomus glaucurus
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus, german: Zimtroller, french: Rolle violet). (372k)
Centropus burchellii
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii, french: Coucal de Burchell). (698k)
Centropus burchellii
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii, french: Coucal de Burchell) in flight. (538k)
Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris
African Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris, german: Dreibandregenpfeifer, french: Pluvier à triple collier). (700k)
Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasserläufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (810k)
Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasserläufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (486k)
Himantopus himantopus
Flock of Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (883k)
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (527k)
Recurvirostra avosetta
Flock of Pied Avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante). (934k)
Recurvirostra avosetta
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante). (438k)
Actophilornis africanus
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1361k)
Vanellus armatus
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (878k)
Vanellus senegallus
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (798k)
Burhinus vermiculatus
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (1184k)
Corythaixoides concolor
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (1.5M)
Lophoceros nasutus
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (1004k)
Bycanistes bucinator
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhornvogel, french: Calao trompette). (741k)
Bycanistes bucinator
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhornvogel, french: Calao trompette) in flight. (429k)
Pternistis afer
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer, german: Rotkehlfrankolin, french: Francolin à gorge rouge). (1.8M)
Guttera pucherani
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani, german: Kräuselhauben-Perlhuhn, french: Pintade de Pucheran). (946k)
Numida meleagris
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1175k)
Scopus umbretta umbretta
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1147k)
Scopus umbretta umbretta
Landing Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (733k)
Adansonia digitata
Common Hamerkop nest in an African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (928k)
Close-up Common Hamerkop Nest
Close-up of the Common Hamerkop nest. (907k)
Ardeola ralloides
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (914k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (801k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egrets (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) and Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), left. (811k)
Plectropterus gambensis niger
Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), large with red bill, Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte), brown, on the left, Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse), white neck, and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf), on the right. (990k)
Dendrocygna viduata
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (701k)
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte), left, Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis), center, Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette), second from right, and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante), far right. (486k)
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
African Woolly-necked Storks (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale), with white necks, Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), all black, African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette), center, and Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette), far right. (998k)
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche), left, Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, german: Lachseeschwalbe, french: Sterne hansel), the lighter colored tern, and Common Terns (Sterna hirundo, german: Fluss-Seeschwalbe, french: Sterne pierregarin), right and left. (498k)
Ardea intermedia
Mix of Intermediate Egrets (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) and African Great Egrets (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1058k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) and Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (688k)
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse) and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (748k)
Startled Off
They got startled and off they go. (815k)
Dendrocygna viduata
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (810k)
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Female Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse). (949k)
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Male Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse). (900k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (922k)
Bostrychia hagedash hagedash
Southern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash hagedash, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (709k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (1248k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (949k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle) in flight. (415k)
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (694k)
Plectropterus gambensis niger
Flock of Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (945k)
Plectropterus gambensis niger
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (896k)
Plectropterus gambensis niger
Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie) in flight. (422k)
Phalacrocorax capensis
Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis, german: Kapscharbe, french: Cormoran du Cap). (1122k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (1317k)
Gyps africanus
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (611k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (744k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (594k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Juvenile Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1166k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Adult Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré) and Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, german: Lachseeschwalbe, french: Sterne hansel). (1307k)
Ardea goliath
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (995k)
Platalea alba
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (651k)
Phoenicopterus roseus
Flock of Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus, german: Rosaflamingo, french: Flamant rose) with an African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) left front. (649k)
Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Mainland African Openbills (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaffschnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) perched in a tree. (1255k)
Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaffschnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain). (1.9M)
Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaffschnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) in flight. (827k)
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
African Woolly-necked Storks (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale) perched in a tree. (665k)
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale). (1163k)
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale) in flight. (967k)
Ciconia ciconia
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche). (626k)
Ciconia ciconia
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche) in flight. (833k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1114k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1129k)
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (790k)
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique) showing her wings. (924k)
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Male Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (1150k)
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Juvenile Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (1163k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique) perched in a tree. (867k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (819k)
Balearica regulorum regulorum
South African Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum regulorum, german: Südafrika-Kronenkranich, french: Grue royale). (748k)
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Juvenile and one adult (right) Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc). (701k)
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Adult Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc). (732k)
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Juvenile Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc) in flight over White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf), with an African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) in the back. (666k)
Milvus aegyptius parasitus
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius parasitus) being mobbed by two small birds. (383k)
Milvus aegyptius parasitus
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius parasitus). (618k)
Milvus aegyptius parasitus
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius parasitus) in flight. (425k)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (425k)
Terathopius ecaudatus
Juvenile Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes), left, and Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine), right. (486k)
Terathopius ecaudatus
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes). (819k)
Terathopius ecaudatus
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes) in flight. (529k)
Polemaetus bellicosus
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus, german: Kampfadler, french: Aigle martial). (761k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (599k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (490k)

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