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BIRDS OF THE WESTERN CAPE PHOTO GALLERY.

This photo gallery represents all the 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 P. As we develop and finish other families, separate pages will be added.

Click on the relevant tab ie: ‘P1’ = Penguins.

These pages viewed on small devices ie tablets or cell phones show a white strip across the images. This is unavoidable and a symptom of the software. To see the full image without the strip just tap on the image for a full screen display.

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

GREATER PAINTED-SNIPE – Otto Schmidt

CHUKAR PARTRIDGE – Otto Schmidt

INDIAN PEAFOWL – Graham Pringle, Otto Schmidt

GREAT WHITE PELICAN – Greg Morgan, Otto Schmidt, Graham Pringle

CAPE PENDULINE-TIT – Otto Schmidt, Graham Pringle

AFRICAN PENGUIN – Mark Anderson, Otto Schmidt

KING PENGUIN – Otto Schmidt

MACARONI PENGUIN – Peter Steyn

NORTHERN ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN – Peter Steyn, Otto Schmidt

WHITE-BELLIED STORM PETREL – Peter Ryan

BLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL – Cliff Dorse

EUROPEAN STORM PETREL – Peter Ryan

LEACH’S STORM PETREL – Peter Ryan

WILSON’S STORM PETREL – Cliff Dorse

GREAT-WINGED PETREL – Peter Ryan

GREY PETREL – Ross Wanless

NORTHERN GIANT PETREL – Cliff Dorse, Graham Pringle

SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL – Cliff Dorse, Graham Pringle

PINTADO PETREL – John Graham, Patrick Cardwell, Vincent Ward

SOFT-PLUMAGED PETREL – Peter Ryan

SPECTACLED PETREL – Patrick Cardwell, Vincent Ward

WHITE-CHINNED PETREL – Cliff Dorse, Per Holmen

WHITE-HEADED PETREL – Cliff Dorse, Otto Schmidt

RED PHALAROPE (Grey) – Otto Schmidt

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE – Lesley Bust, Graham Pringle

WILSON’S PHALAROPE – Gerald Wingate

AFRICAN GREEN PIGEON – Otto Schmidt

AFRICAN OLIVE PIGEON (Rameron) – Derek Longrigg

SPECKLED PIGEON – Graham Pringle, Otto Schmidt

AFRICAN PIPIT – Andrew Mayes, Graham Pringle

AFRICAN ROCK PIPIT- Jessie Walton

LONG-BILLED PIPIT – Lesley Bust, Otto Schmidt

PLAIN-BACKED PIPIT – Lesley Bust, Otto Schmidt, Jessie Walton

TREE PIPIT- Otto Schmidt

CASPIAN PLOVER – Lesley Bust, Otto Schmidt

CHESTNUT-BANDED PLOVER – Sandy Schmidt, Graham Pringle, Derek Longrigg

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER – Michael Mason, Otto Schmidt

PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER – Otto Schmidt

COMMON RINGED PLOVER – Greg Morgan, Jessie Walton

GREATER SAND PLOVER – Per Holmen, Otto Schmidt

GREY PLOVER – Daryl de Beer, Lesley Bust, Jessie Walton

KITTLITZ’S PLOVER – Lesley Bust, Otto Schmidt

LESSER SAND PLOVER (Mongolian) – Otto Schmidt

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER – Bryn de Koks

THREE-BANDED PLOVER – John Fincham, Lesley Bust

WHITE-FRONTED PLOVER – Graham Pringle, Lesley Bust, Jessie Walton

SOUTHERN POCHARD – Merle Chalton, Derek Longrigg

BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE – Per Holmen

COLLARED PRATINCOLE (Red-winged) – Otto Schmidt

BLACK-CHESTED PRINIA – Otto Schmidt

KAROO PRINIA – Derek Longrigg, Otto Schmidt

ANTARCTIC PRION – Cliff Dorse, Vincent Ward

BROAD-BILLED PRION – Peter Ryan

SLENDER-BILLED PRION – Peter Ryan

BLACK-BACKED PUFFBACK – Otto Schmidt