Birds (Animal Index)

Birds include Marabou Storks, Ground Hornbills, Flamingos and species of Cranes and Swans

  • Breeds through the year in Southern Africa. Nest is a platform of sticks lined with smaller sticks and green leaves in a tree or on a cliff.
  • Clutches 1-4 eggs.
  • Incubation: About 30 days.
  • Endangered turkey sized bird.
  • Walks in small groups in search of rodents and insects.
  • Has a deep booming call.
  • Blue cranes are summer breeders, laying a clutch of two eggs in a shallow depression.
  • Incubation: After 30-33 days
  • Common resident
  • A nomadic bird that roosts in trees or reed-beds.
  • Has a trumpeting call.
  • Abundant resident and visitor
  • Always in large flocks, wading in shallow water.
  • These swans get their name because of their loud, ringing ‘cos-cor-ooo’ when vocalizing.
  • Clutches: 4-7 eggs
  • Incubation: 36 Days
  • The black-necked swan is the largest South American waterfowl.
  • Male swans are called cobs, females are pens, and young are cygnets.
  • Clutches: 4-8 eggs
  • Incubation: 36 Days
  • Swans in general have the largest eggs of any flighted bird.
  • Clutches: 5-6 eggs
  • Incubation: 29-36 Days
  • The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species.
  • Clutches: 3-5 eggs
  • Incubation: 29-30 Days
  • The heaviest living bird native to North America, it is also the largest extant species of waterfowl with a wingspan that may exceed 10 ft (3.0 m).
  • Clutches: 4-6 eggs
  • Incubation: 32 – 37 Days
  • Columbianus is the smallest of the Holarctic swans.
  • Clutches: 3-5 eggs
  • Incubation: 29-30 Days