Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cheetahs, a Pied Kingfisher and snakes

Cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus
Day 6 (19 September) started with an early morning trip to the False Bay Nature Reserve to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately the cloud cover obscured the event, but we saw plenty of birds. After lunch we were introduced to the reptiles in the collection at Umkhumbi Lodge where we were staying. Finally we visited the Emdoneni Animal Care & Rehab Centre which cares for many species of rescued cats which are put back into the wild whenever possible.
Some of the bird photos are poor, but the best I could get of a species.

Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis rudis

African Golden Weaver, Ploceus xanthops

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus

Little Egret, Egretta garzetta

Little Egret

Mexican Poppy, Argemone mexicana

Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus

Southern Masked Weaver ♀, Ploceus velatus

White-bellied Sunbird, Cinnyris talatala

Aloe species

Bearded Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Sulphur Orange Tip, Colotis auxo

Shade Crossandra, Crossandra fruticulosa
Red Tip, Colotis antevippe gavisa
Umkhumbi Lodge reptiles & amphibian:
Puff Adder, Bitis arietans

Argentine Black and White Tegu, Salvator merianae

Eastern Green Mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps
behind glass!

Rock Monitor, Varanus albigularis

African Bullfrog, Pyxicephalus adspersus

juvenile Nile Crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus (?)

Raucous Toad, Amietophrynus rangeri

Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus
Yellow-legged Tree Scorpion, Opisthacanthus asper

African Stink Ant, Paltothyreus tarsatus
gecko, Pachydactylus species

Emdoneni Animal Care & Rehab Centre:

Crowned Hornbill, Lophoceros alboterminatus
Yellow-billed Kite, Milvus aegyptius
Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis
African Wildcat, Felis silvestris lybica

Caracal, Caracal caracal

Feeding time, The Movie

Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

Serval, Leptailurus serval

back at Umkhumbi Lodge:
Cricket, Teleogryllus species

Raucous Toad, Amietophrynus rangeri
Small forest scorpion, Uroplectes formosus

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