Semipalmated Plover, which has all three toes slightly webbed, and also a marginally narrower breast band; it was in former times included in the present species. Juvenile Ringed Plovers are duller than the adults in colour, with an often incomplete grey-brown breast band, a dark bill and dull yellowish-grey legs.
help in id of this bird please
Munia family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of Egypt and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in South Asia during the Monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.
A snipe is any of nearly 50 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and cryptic plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution,
Red tailed dragonfly, this species has a veriation of 12 and is found all over Egypt,
The dragons and damsel blog has over 30 different species
About half a dozen species of damsel flies occur in Egypt. Called "bluetails," the common species is Ischnura senegalensis, which is found abundantly all over Egypt including the Western Desert, but not in Sinai, The eyes are prominent and the colored tail is distinctive. Their legs catch insect prey in flight.
The Little white egret (Egretta garzetta),
lots of photos of this Egret on http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/
There are 76 species I have photos of just in the Luxor Egypt Area,all the birds on here are on my birding in egypt blog, click on the link on the side panel,
just a few Glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus straglers this time of year.
in the winter they are here in the hundreds
main food is the abundance of water snails.
Cattle egret (bubulcus ibis), I call it the minder as its always catching the flies on the tied up Animals, donkeys, Cattle water buffalo,
2 herons species in one shot. little white egret and a juvenile squacco heron,Squacco Heron(Ardeola ralloides) the greyish heron is usually around the cruise boats the polluted nile has turned the plumage grey . I did do a blog on the nile pollution but the powers that be told me to take it down;harming the tourist trade is what they said. never mind the enviornment! money comes first. in this police state.
Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), and the little white egret,
Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis I see these little beauties almost every time I go on my walks
Striated heron (butorides striatus),
Pied kingfisher (ceryle rudis), ready for the catch these never miss the fish target,
Down in one
These are nesting on one of the government buildings opposite the Nile river near Karnak Temple.
Laughing dove , streptopelia senegalensis
Nile valley sun bird(Anthreptes metallicus
Kestrel falco naumanni. 3 nest 100 yds from my flat.click here for link
The tern I am quite confused with,,, this bird I first said it was the Caspian tern then a follower said it was not!! But now I see it quite close it sure looks like the Caspian . Any way its a tern and its beautiful
and another one has a meal will try and get the name of this wasp?
Brown-and-yellow Flower Beetle
spiecies i do not know yet
Argiope bruennichi spider,
fly having a ride on the praying mantis,Archimantis latistyla
Rufous bush robin , cercotrichas galactotes . first sighting 12/4/10 one photo
young night heron, same page as striated heron
Just thpought I would put this little pup on its from last December blog on my life living near the nile,
one of my skywatchegypt. blogspot photos
http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/2010/05/whoopoe-upupa-epops.html 2 links
Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola
common kestrel, Falco tinnunculus!
little green bee eater.
sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
2 aylsbury ducks and a mix
common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Gull-billed tern Sterna nilotica
willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus...
grey lag geese common in egypt
chifchaf Phylloscopus collybita,
Ruffs Philomachus pugnax. In the first picture at least a wood sandpiper Tringa glareola
fan-tailed warbler (or zitting cisticole) Cisticola juncidis
Even if "white throated", it's also a bluethroat; a female one...
Graceful prinia, prinia gracilis.
hooded crow,Corvus corone cornix 2 links
nile valley sun birds 2 links
http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/2010/06/crested-lark-galerida-cristata.html 2 links
barn swallow 2 links
Sedge warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaeus
Tree pipit Anthus trvialis
different birds in one hours shoot