Sandgrouse, double-banded

Name: Sandgrouse, double-banded
Classification:
Place first seen: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Date spotted: Jul-16
Description:

Skimmer, African

Name: Skimmer, African
Classification:
Place first seen: 3rd Bridge, Moremi, Botswana
Date spotted: Feb-17
Description:

Egret, Black

Name: Egret, Black
Classification:
Place first seen: 3rd Bridge, Moremi, Botswana
Date spotted: Feb-17
Description:

Waxbill, Blue-cheeked

Name: Waxbill, Blue-cheeked
Classification:
Place first seen: Central Kalhari, Deception Valley, Botswana
Date spotted: Feb-17
Description:

Shrike, white crowned

Name: Shrike, white crowned
Classification:
Place first seen: Martin's Drift, Botswana
Date spotted: Jul-16
Description:

Owl, Spotted Eagle

Name: Owl, Spotted Eagle
Classification:
Place first seen: Kori Campsites, Deception Valley, Central Kalahari, Botswana
Date spotted: March 2016
Description:

Perched in our copse of trees at CKKOR02. Probably the same one James had at CKKOR03 four months previously.

These guys breed for life and live up to 10 years.

Photo: Google Images

Rhino, White

Name: Rhino, White
Classification:
Place first seen: Khama, Botswana
Date spotted: March 2016
Description:

Wide flat lip. Largest rhino. Estimated 20,000 remaining.

Photo: Internet

Bullfrog, African Giant

Name: Bullfrog, African Giant
Classification:
Place first seen: Piper Pan, Central Kalahari (CKGR), Botswana
Date spotted: March 2016
Description:

Huge, very mean looking inflatable frogs that we found all over Piper Pan in the Central Kalahari, in temporary ponds and in the deep pools of water on the roads. They have a particularly nasty look on their faces when approached and make a bizarre industrial sound at night.

Visual contact with these creatures has been known to cause adult humans disturbed sleep/nightmares/the breaking into cold sweat for up to 6 months after said incident.

They are the second largest frogs on earth, and adult males can weigh well over a kilo.

They survive by burying themselves during the dry season (i.e. winter in the Kalahari, May – Sept), dropping their metabolism to one-quarter of the normal rate and sustaining themselves using moisture stored in their digestive tracts.

Photo: B1

Whydah, Shaft-tailed

Name: Whydah, Shaft-tailed
Classification:
Place first seen: Nxai Pan, Botswana
Date spotted: Feb-12
Description:

Photo: The Internets

Whydah, Eastern Paradise

Name: Whydah, Eastern Paradise
Classification:
Place first seen: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Date spotted: Jan-12
Description:

Photo: The Internets

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