More animals from Kruger National Park in South Africa
Sarah has sent me some more pictures from her visit to Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here they are.
Cape Glossy starlings at a bird bath. These birds breed between October and February but they may not be the only bird that lays eggs in their nest. The starlings are the target of a bird called the honey guide which like the cuckoo in the UK adds its own egg to the clutch with dire consequences for the rest of the clutch.
The steenbok or steinbuck is a small antelope. Its maximum shoulder height is 60cm. Steenboks are found in habitats where the umbrella thorn acacia grows and provides shade.
This impala is being visited by oxpeckers. They are looking for a meal of ticks on the antelopes skin!
This greater kudu is defending itself by standing very still. The mixture of colours and stripes make its body blend into its surroundings so that it is difficult for predators to see.
Can you see the sleeping leopard?
The lilac-breasted roller takes a tree top perch to look on the ground for food such as scorpions and lizards.
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