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Scarlet macaw

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao, puna-ara in Finnish) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. … Continue reading

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My crown and red stockings are very stylish

The crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus, kruunuhyyppä in Finnish), or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa (this one seen in Kalahari, Nossob, South … Continue reading

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Orange River White-eyes visited our camp site

Staying at the Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp next to the bank of Orange River on the boarder of South Africa and Namibia is a pleasure. Lot of birds, beautiful scenery. Several orange river white-eyes (Zosterops pallidus, eteläafrikanrilli in Finnish ) visited our braai, clearly used to … Continue reading

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Orange-breasted sunbird

In Cape Town, South Africa, the beautiful orange-breasted sunbirds (Anthobaphes violacea, kapinmedestäjä in Finnish) are common. This sunbird is endemic to the fynbos habitat of southwestern South Africa. We could quite easily approach those and get some nice shots. o – o … Continue reading

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More Bangkok street art

If you will walk from Saphan Hua Chang Pier of the  Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat (a.k.a. khlong taxi) to Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, you will see these graffiti on both sides of the khlong. I just wonder, who … Continue reading

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Black-winged kite taking off

The black-winged kite (Elanus caeruleus, liitohaukka in Finnish) is a species primarily of open land and semi-deserts in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical Asia, but it has a foothold in Spain and Portugal also. I photographed this beautiful red-eyed bird of pray in Kgalagadi, South … Continue reading

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Martial eagle behind the branches

Sometimes as a photographer you have to accept that the target is not in the optimal position – like in this case with the Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus, gasellikotka in Finnish). Nevertheless, this is a mighty bird, can be almost one … Continue reading

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