Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Western Cattle Egret

The Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a stocky heron, 46 – 56 cm long, and weighs 270 – 512 g. It has a relatively short thick neck, sturdy bill, and a hunched posture. The non-breeding adult has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and the legs vary from dark brown to yellow, with black toes. A breeding Western Cattle Egret has a red bill and buff plumage on the head, breast and mantle. The legs turn red. The sexes are similar, but the male is marginally larger and has slightly longer breeding plumes than the female. Juvenile birds lack coloured plumes and have a black bill as well as black legs. …..read the article….. Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

Laughing Dove

The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) grows to about 22 to 24 cm in length and weighs between 74 and 120 grams. It is a long-tailed slim bird. Its back, wings and tail are reddish-brown with blue-grey in the wings. In flight, the underwings are rich chestnut. …..read the article….. Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

African Penguin

The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Black-footed Penguin or Jackass Penguin, grows to be about 60 to 70 cm in length and can weigh between 2.1 and 3.6 kg. They are black on top and white below with a black stripe and black spots on the chest. The black spots are unique for every penguin. Some birds may have a double black bar on the throat and chest which makes it virtually impossible to distinguish it from the Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus). …..read the article….. African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)