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Redbacked shrike
The Longtailed shrike grows to 45 cm. They are a sociable bird and are found in small groups of 3 - 10 birds. They like to eat insects and small reptiles.

Forktailed drongo
The Forktailed drongo grows to 45 cm and is very common but is very aggressive. They like to mob larger raptors that enter their territory, they also like to follow antelope to catch flushed insects which they mainly eat.

Lilacbreasted roller
They grow to 36 cm and like to feed on insects, small snakes, lizards and rodents

Redbilled oxpecker
The Redbilled oxpecker grows to 21 cm. They are the most common oxpecker in the KNP. They warn their host animals by flying away noisily when there is danger. Redbilled oxpeckers can be found in small groups of 2 - 6 and mostly eat ticks, horseflies and other insects.

Brownhooded kingfisher
The Brownhooded Kingfisher grows to 23 cm. They perch conspicuously to search for prey and are not known to eat fish in the KNP. Instead they eat mostly insects and invertebrates.

Woodland Kingfisher
The Woodland kingfisher grows to 23 cm. As it suggests in likes living in the woodlands not necessarily near water and likes eating mainly insects, lizards, snakes and frogs.

The Bateleur grows between 55 - 70 cm. It is a very conspicuous raptor due to short tail and color of face and feet. They like to eat carrion, birds and mammals up to 4 Kg

Marabou Stork
This a large bid that grows to 1.5 m. You can only find them where there is enough carrion as they are scavengers. Usually gregarious, also eat birds & fish when large numbers are readily available.

Lappetfaced vulture
The biggest vulture at 1 m tall, which is dominant over other vultures at carcass but do not necessarily compete with them. Their diet includes tough skin & ligaments, small mammals and barbel.

Yellowbilled kite
The Yellowbilled kite grows to 55 cm and is a Summer breeding migrant. They scavenge actively especially on roads and at camps. They like to eat carrion, insects, crustaceans, small mammals and reptiles.

Martial Eagle
This is the largest eagle in Africa growing to 80 cm. They hunt on the wing or from a perch, they have very large powerful talons to grasp prey. The Martial eagle likes to eat small mammals, reptiles and especially monitor lizards.

Brown snake eagle
This eagle grows to 75 cm and has no feathers on its legs, instead, it has heavy scales for protection against snake bites. They like to eats snakes up to 3 m long, smaller lizards and monitor lizards.

Grey Lourie
The Grey lourie grows to 49 cm and groups in pairs and small parties. They like to eat insects, leaves and seeds. Go away bird.

Pearlspotted owl
The Pearlspotted owl grows to 19 cm and often hunts by day dropping onto prey. They can also catch bats in flight. They eat mostly insects, small mammals, birds and amphibians

Paradise flycatcher
They grow between 18 and 23 cm and are summer breeding migrants that like to hunt from the perch. They like to eat small insects.

Redbilled woodhoopoe
The Redbilled woodhoope grows up to 34 cm. It has a loud cackling caul likend to a group of women laughing. They prefer to live in the open Accacia or dense woodland. Their main diet is insects, millipedes, lizards and nectar.

Blackcollared barbet
The Blackcollared barbet grows to 20 cm. Their call is a ringing duet perched prominently on a tree. They like to feed on fruit and insects

Cardinal woodpecker
The Cardinal Woodpecker grows to 15 cm and has a red crest on its head. They like to eat beetle larvae & other insects sourced mainly from under loose bark.

Goldentailed woodpecker
The Goldentailed woodpecker grows to 22 cm and has less red on its head. It's echoing tap is a form of communication and likes to eat ants, larve and other insects.

The Ostrich, a large flightless bird, grows to 2.4 m tall and has a weight of 136 Kg's (300 lb) Can reach 70 km/h on the run. Prefers the grass plains, and is therefore mostly found in the eastern half of the reserve. They like to eat mainly vegetation, grass, berries and seeds.

Helmeted guineafowl
The Helmeted guineafowl grows to 57 cm and has a reddish-brown helmet on its head. It is a highly gregarious bird when breeding. They like to eat ants, termites, arthropods and tubers.

Crowned plover
The crowned plover gorws to 30 cm and occur throughout the reserve on heavily grazed areas. They like to eat a variety of insects and their larvae.

Martial Eagle

Brownhooded kingfisher

Forktailed drongo

Lappetfaced Vulture