No prizes for getting it right but have a go anyway!
Just for fun - can you ID this birdie?
Sorry, no sunbird.... but Lynty is correct, it is a groundscraper thrush - quite a large thrush - which is seen a lot in Namibia, where I took the picture. Well done Lynty
Hi, is it a plover? They like open ground!! They used to nest in the open field in front of our previous house - and chase us if we got to close to the little ones
Id play but when I try to look at the photos,my computer is locked up and I never can view the picture or in the case of the 2nd photo,look at the larger image of it,and have to reboot. Sorry.
This species occurs in open woodland, and is often associated with farmyards and camps, where bare ground or lawns provide suitable foraging habitat.
They are from a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World.
They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs.
The taxonomic treatment of this large family has varied significantly in recent years. Traditionally it included the small Old World species, like the Nightingale and European Robin in the subfamily Saxicolini, but now often either that group or the whole family is now placed in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.
Wrong Tanya - but a good guess as the spotted flycatcher belongs to the same family group
Ok my guess is - spotted flycatcher - common European woodland flycatcher
You are supposed to tell me lynty!
This bird is known to attack it's own refection in the glass of windows and doors, as do yellow and red billed hornbills. They are fairly common in Namibia, where this photo was taken
So what is it ?
The bird is not a hobby, lanner or falcon, it is not, in fact, a raptor but is an insect-eater but will also drink nectar from flowers - and it belongs to the Muscicapidae bird family group. It occurs in Southern Africa, where the picture was taken.