Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with a “B” in the title of their name.


The bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus) is a bushshrike. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and was once included in that group. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. Wikipedia

The yellow bishop, Cape bishop, Cape widow or yellow-rumped widow is a resident breeding bird species in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wikipedia
The southern red bishop or red bishop is a small bird belonging to the bishop and widowbird genus Euplectes in the weaver family, the Ploceidae. It is common in wetlands and grassland in Africa south of the Equator. Wikipedia

And the Blue Crane Bird

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Shorebirds

Lisa says that “Shorebirds can be found anywhere there is a water hole. You don’t have to live at the beach or on a lake to see shorebirds. These will include gulls, terns, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and many more.”

Hartlaub’s gull
African Sacred Ibis colony in Montagu, Western Cape
Pink Flamingos
Grey Heron