The only animals I saw were birds, but there were a lot of them, mostly shore birds, wading birds, and waterfowl. If you can identify any of the birds in my pictures, please let me know, I would like to tag them with their names.

Nature pictures of Egypt and other bird pages are linked:

Full Moon over Palm Trees
Nature Page for Egypt

Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Miscellaneous Birds

 Unknown Bird
?? Unknown bird. (514k)
Hooded Crow Corvus
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, german: Nebelkrähe, french: Corneille mantelée). (635k)
Little Green Bee-eater
Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis, german: Smaragdspint, french: Guêpier d'Orient). (503k)
Two Little Green
Two of the Little Green Bee-eaters. (581k)
 Unknown Raptor Raptor Coming Very Close
?? Unknown raptor. This raptor was coming very close. (995k)
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (286k)
Common Sandpiper Actitis
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (605k)
Black-headed Gulls Chroicocephalus
Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus, german: Lachmöwe, french: Mouette rieuse). On the far left is one adult in breeding plumage, the others have their winter plumage. (725k)
Hoopoe Upupa Epops
Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). The German name for this bird is Wiedehopf. I have seen this bird in many countries. (713k)
Black Kite Milvus
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (383k)


 Unknown Birds Small Sand Bank Nile
?? Unknown birds on a small sand bank in the Nile. (713k)
Small Flock Common
A small flock of Common Coots (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule) in the Nile. (870k)
Common Coot Fulica
This is a Common Coot (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule). In German this bird is called Blesshuhn. (630k)
Common Moorhen Gallinula
A Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus, german: Teichralle, french: Gallinule poule-d'eau). (374k)


Flock Cormorants
A flock of cormorants. (262k)
European Shag Phalacrocorax
A European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis, german: Krähenscharbe, french: Cormoran huppé) in the Nile. (743k)
European Shag Phalacrocorax
A European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis, german: Krähenscharbe, french: Cormoran huppé) on a rock in a shallow part of the Nile near Aswan. (552k)
European Shags
European Shags. (672k)
European Shag Flight
European Shag in flight. (578k)
Two European Shags
Two European Shags in flight. (569k)


Pied Kingfisher Ceryle
A Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), posing on a boat in the Nile. (370k)
Pied Kingfisher Hunting
A Pied Kingfisher hunting. They hang in the air, flapping their wings to stay in place. When they see a fish, they dive for it. They dart back and forth to look for fish, never staying in one place long enough for me to focus the camera, so I didn't get a sharp picture. (302k)
Hunting Pied Kingfisher
Another hunting Pied Kingfisher. (302k)
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle
This Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie) was much more accommodating and let me focus well. (736k)

Egrets and Herons

Flock Little Egrets
A flock of Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (448k)
Couple Little Egrets
A couple of Little Egrets. (414k)
Wading Little Egret
A wading Little Egret. (308k)
Little Egret
A Little Egret. (394k)
Little Egret Visiting
A Little Egret. This one was visiting us on our cruise boat. (339k)
Gave Plenty Time
He gave me plenty of time to get close. (708k)
Little Egret Landing
A Little Egret landing. (701k)
Little Egret Fishing
A Little Egret fishing, trying to keep his balance. (837k)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus
A Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (495k)
Cattle Egret Flight
A Cattle Egret in flight. (330k)
Flock Cattle Egret
A flock of Cattle Egret on their way to roost for the night. (780k)
Egrets Congregate Evenings
The Egrets congregate in the evenings on these islands in the Nile to spend the night. (812k)
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron). (998k)
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron). (997k)
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron in flight. (918k)
Purple Heron Ardea
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré), left and African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1007k)

This page contains 40 pictures of 16 bird species

Here are the links to the other pages on Egypt:

Today's Egypt People in Egypt
Nature in Egypt
Ancient Egypt Architecture in Egypt
Mytholopy in Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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