There is lots of bird life in Mozambique. Here are pictures of the birds that I could get. Impressive were the Common Hamerkops (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine), and the various species of storks.

Since my big telephoto lens was broken, I often couldn't get good close-up pictures.

Nature pictures of Mozambique and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Mozambique
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Mozambique

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus, german: Haussperling, french: Moineau domestique). (828k)
Transvaal Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana transvaalensis)
Transvaal Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana transvaalensis, german: Rotnackenlerche, french: Alouette à nuque rousse). (473k)
South African Yellow Weaver (Ploceus subaureus subaureus)
South African Yellow Weaver colony (Ploceus subaureus subaureus, german: Goldweber, french: Tisserin jaune). (984k)
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus, french: Sentinelle à gorge jaune). (847k)
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus, french: Sentinelle à gorge jaune) in flight. (667k)
Colony Northern Carmine Bee-eaters
Colony of Northern Carmine Bee-eaters. (1155k)
Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Juvenile Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, german: Bienenfresser, french: Guêpier d'Europe). (235k)
Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, german: Bienenfresser, french: Guêpier d'Europe). (773k)
Southern Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus meridionalis)
Southern Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus meridionalis, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (526k)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus, german: Blauwangenspint, french: Guêpier de Perse). (464k)
Southern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi)
Southern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (842k)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique). (389k)
Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorynchus)
Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorynchus, german: Rotschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec rouge). (594k)
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos)
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos, german: Bronzefleck­täubchen, french: Tourtelette émeraudine). (796k)
Tropical Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica)
Tropical Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (465k)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (509k)
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus, german: Zimtroller, french: Rolle violet). (384k)
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii)
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii, french: Coucal de Burchell). (736k)
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii)
Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchellii, french: Coucal de Burchell) in flight. (545k)
African Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris)
African Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris, german: Dreibandregen­pfeifer, french: Pluvier à triple collier). (711k)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasser­läufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (813k)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasser­läufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (490k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Flock of Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (913k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (538k)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Flock of Pied Avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante). (966k)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante). (446k)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1365k)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (889k)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Senegalkiebitz, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (807k)
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus, german: Wassertriel, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (1195k)
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor)
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (1.5M)
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)
Male African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (1068k)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhorn­vogel, french: Calao trompette). (746k)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhorn­vogel, french: Calao trompette) in flight. (439k)
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer)
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer, german: Rotkehlfrankolin, french: Francolin à gorge rouge). (1.8M)
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani)
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani, german: Kräuselhauben-Perlhuhn, french: Pintade de Pucheran). (990k)
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1226k)
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta)
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1156k)
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta)
Landing Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (765k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
Common Hamerkop nest in an African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (964k)
Close-up Common Hamerkop Nest
Close-up of the Common Hamerkop nest. (970k)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (919k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (811k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egrets (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) and Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), left. (834k)
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger)
Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), large with red bill, Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte), brown, on the left, Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse), white neck, and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf), on the right. (1024k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (722k)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte), left, Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis), center, Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette), second from right, and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta, german: Säbelschnäbler, french: Avocette élégante), far right. (495k)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis)
African Woolly-necked Storks (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale), with white necks, Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), all black, African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette), center, and Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette), far right. (1028k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche), left, Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, german: Lachseeschwalbe, french: Sterne hansel), the lighter colored tern, and Common Terns (Sterna hirundo, german: Fluss-Seeschwalbe, french: Sterne pierregarin), right and left. (508k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Mix of Yellow-billed Egrets (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) and African Great Egrets (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1114k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) and Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (703k)
Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse) and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (755k)
Startled Off
They got startled and off they go. (828k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (833k)
Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Female Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse). (986k)
Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Male Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse). (934k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (940k)
Southern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash hagedash)
Southern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash hagedash, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (726k)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (1255k)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (990k)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle) in flight. (420k)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (703k)
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger)
Flock of Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (988k)
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger)
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (913k)
Southern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis niger)
Southern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis niger, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie) in flight. (434k)
Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis)
Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis, german: Kapscharbe, french: Cormoran du Cap). (1135k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (1331k)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (644k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (754k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (603k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Juvenile Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1189k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Adult Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), center, and Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, german: Lachseeschwalbe, french: Sterne hansel), below. (1315k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1026k)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (659k)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Flock of Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus, german: Rosaflamingo, french: Flamant rose) with an African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) left front. (657k)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus)
Mainland African Openbills (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) perched in a tree. (1275k)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain). (1.9M)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) in flight. (849k)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis)
African Woolly-necked Storks (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale) perched in a tree. (693k)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale). (1176k)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis)
African Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis, german: Wollhalsstorch, french: Cigogne épiscopale) in flight. (1012k)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche). (633k)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche) in flight. (857k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1119k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1138k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (802k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique) showing her wings. (955k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Male Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (1185k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Juvenile Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (1174k)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Marabou Storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique) perched in a tree. (903k)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (842k)
South African Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum regulorum)
South African Crowned Cranes (Balearica regulorum regulorum, german: Südafrika-Kronenkranich, french: Grue royale). (757k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Juvenile and one adult (right) Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc). (717k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Adult Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc). (757k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Juvenile Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc) in flight over White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf), with an African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) in the back. (689k)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus, french: Milan à bec jaune) being mobbed by two small birds. (394k)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus, french: Milan à bec jaune). (629k)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus, french: Milan à bec jaune) in flight. (441k)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (431k)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus)
Juvenile Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes), left, and Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine), right. (497k)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes). (825k)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes) in flight. (538k)
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus, german: Kampfadler, french: Aigle martial). (765k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (606k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (497k)

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