June 18, 2001, Botswana, Africa

All images are 2001 by Anthony Galván III. Any use without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus - Enjoying the sunrise on the Chobe with some Egyptian Geese.

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Pearl Spotted Owl Glaucidium periatum - This small owl is about seven inches in length and is seen at daybreak, when most predators are calling it a day.

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Red-billed Hornbill - Tockus erythronhynctus Similar to the Yellow-billed. Duh. They both are very much alike.

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African Goshawk Accipter tachiro - Again, morning give us a chance to see the hunters of the veld.

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Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergii -A small eagle found throughout Botswana and southern Africa.

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Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax - Often confused with Wahlberg's Eagle. This one is an opportunist feeder, filling the role between predator and scavenger.

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African Lion Panthera leo - This female is part of a pride of five we encountered this morning. They were onto something in the area.

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Male Impala Aepyceros melampus - This impala was taking no chances, even this late into sunrise.

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African Lion Panthera leo - A female with a kill, a buffalo calf.

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African Lion Panthera leo - She didn't like the attention her spot was getting from those around her.

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Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii - A witness to the entire scenario.

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Sausage Tree Kigelia africana -This tree's fruit has many names. In East Africa the Arabic name means "father of kitbags." In South Africa it's referred to as the "fat tail of sheep." Not a common food source, it is used primarily in traditional medicine. It's even been touted to help in the cure of skin cancer.


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