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BIRDS OF THE WESTERN CAPE PHOTO GALLERY.

This photo gallery represents species that occur in the geographical boundaries of the Western Cape, currently over 500 species.
This includes resident, migrant, rare and vagrant species.
This geographic region contains many varied habitats and as such, some species may be common in a particular habitat, but absent from others.

Species are alpha indexed in separate pages by English family names. A-B, C, D-E etc. 

The gallery here covers species families H-J. As we develop and finish other families, separate pages will be added.

Click on the relevant tab ie: ‘J’ = Jacana.

Photographers have given permission to use any of these photos for education purposes only.
For Commercial use the copyright resides with the photographer.

HAMERKOP – Lynette de Beer

AFRICAN MARSH HARRIER – Otto Schmidt

BLACK HARRIER – Peter Steyn, Peter Hills

AFRICAN HARRIER-HAWK (Gymnogene) – Lynette de Beer, Graham Pringle

AFRICAN CUCKOO HAWK  – Otto Schmidt

BLACK HERON (Egret) – Per Holmen, Otto Schmidt

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – Daryl de Beer, Graham Pringle

BLACK-HEADED HERON – Daryl de Beer, Otto Schmidt

GOLIATH HERON – Lynette de Beer

STRIATED (Green-backed) HERON – Otto Schmidt

GREY HERON – Lynette de Beer, Graham Pringle

PURPLE HERON – Daryl de Beer, Graham Pringle

SQUACCO HERON – Daryl de Beer, Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk

WHITE-BACKED NIGHT- HERON – Otto Schmidt

EURASIAN HOBBY – Otto Schmidt

BROWN-BACKED HONEYBIRD – Graham Pringle, Otto Schmidt

GREATER HONEYGUIDE – Per Holmen, Otto Schmidt

LESSER HONEYGUIDE – Otto Schmidt

SCALY-THROATED HONEYGUIDE – Per Holmen

AFRICAN HOOPOE – Lynette de Beer

AFRICAN SACRED IBIS – Otto Schmidt, Graham Pringle

GLOSSY IBIS – Otto Schmidt

HADEDA IBIS – Otto Schmidt

AFRICAN JACANA – Otto Schmidt

LONG-TAILED JAEGER (SKUA) – Per Holmen

PARASITIC JAEGER (ARCTIC SKUA) – Per Holmen

POMARINE JAEGER (SKUA) – Per Holmen