Invasive - inside the airport
Where the Buffalo Fence crosses the Boro River is a popular starting point for mokoro trips for foreign visitors to the Okavango Delta. There was quite a crowd at the check point. These poor folks took a dip in the drink, and one wonders how often this occurs per day.
The male is holding onto to some sort of bud or root -- valued food item?
Squacco herons were perhaps the most abundant bird seen on the boat trip (competing with jacana), but as sometimes happens with the most common bird, I didn't take a single good photo.
Look at how low this duck swims in the water! Pete H told me that these particular ducks were so submerged that he wondered if they were acting defensive around a nest. Later in the boat trip, I saw this species in flight, and did in fact see the white back.
Abundant. I wonder if anyone's ever attempted a jacana estimate for the entire Delta.
Not uncommon, brilliant little jewels.
Note yellow feet and toes.
Distinctive yellow toes not visible, but I think the eyes and bill support E. garzetta over E. alba. Other opinions welcome.
Check out those eyelashes.