Africa is the second largest continent in the world and has an amazing diversity of bird life. South Africa is one of the most well known birding destinations with a fantastic variety of birds with over 850 species recorded.
Visitors to Africa come from all around the world to experience the magnificent sights of African birds both endemic to the continent or intra-African migrants that come at various times of the year such as Kingfishers and Cuckoos.
Many birds visit Africa from the Arctic, Asia, Antarctica and Europe. Resident birds include the Secretary Bird, the Ostrich and one of the more signature birds of the African Plains, the Vulture who is most commonly associated with kills and carcasses (carrion) and are usually observed soaring to the ground or sitting in trees waiting for mammal and reptile predators to finish feeding before swooping down to finish off the remains. Africa is home to around 8 species of Vulture.
Take a look at some of the amazing birds of Africa by using the list below:
Africa has an amazing diversity of bird life. Africa is one of the most well known birding destinations with over 850 species recorded.