The only animals I saw were birds, but there were a lot of them, mostly shore birds, wading birds, and waterfowl.

Nature pictures of Egypt and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Egypt
Nature Page for Egypt
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Bird Pages

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

Miscellaneous Birds

Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, german: Schafstelze, french: Bergeronnette printanière). (531k)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, german: Nebelkrähe, french: Corneille mantelée). (659k)
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis, german: Smaragdspint, french: Guêpier d'Orient). (529k)
Two Green Bee-eaters
Two of the Green Bee-eaters. (588k)
 Unknown Raptor Raptor Coming Very Close
?? Unknown raptor. This raptor was coming very close. (1034k)
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (297k)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (613k)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
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. (755k)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Female Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). I have seen this bird in many countries. (747k)
Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus, german: Rohrweihe, french: Busard des roseaux) in flight. (394k)

Waterfowl

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
A small flock of Tufted Ducks (Aythya fuligula, german: Reiherente, french: Fuligule morillon) in the Nile. (940k)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule). (643k)
African Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus meridionalis)
An African Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus meridionalis, german: Teichralle, french: Gallinule poule d'eau). (387k)

Cormorants

Cormorants Small Sand Bank
Cormorants on a small sand bank in the Nile. (728k)
Flock Cormorants
A flock of cormorants. (251k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) in the Nile. (760k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) on a rock in a shallow part of the Nile near Aswan. (563k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (694k)
White-breasted Cormorant Flight
White-breasted Cormorant in flight. (586k)
Two White-breasted Cormorants Flight
Two White-breasted Cormorants in flight. (583k)

Kingfishers

African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
A African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), posing on a boat in the Nile. (381k)
African Pied Kingfisher Hunting
A African 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. (298k)
Hunting African Pied Kingfisher
Another hunting African Pied Kingfisher. (298k)
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
This female African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie) was much more accommodating and let me focus well. (786k)

Egrets and Herons

Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
A flock of Western Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (467k)
Couple Western Little Egrets
A couple of Western Little Egrets. (425k)
Wading Western Little Egret
A wading Western Little Egret. (305k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (405k)
Western Little Egret Visiting
Western Little Egret. This one was visiting us on our cruise boat. (337k)
Gave Plenty Time Close
He gave me plenty of time to get close. (722k)
Western Little Egret Landing
Western Little Egret landing. (722k)
Western Little Egret Fishing
Western Little Egret fishing, trying to keep his balance. (888k)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (509k)
Western Cattle Egret Flight
Western Cattle Egret in flight. (329k)
Flock Western Cattle Egret
A flock of Western Cattle Egret on their way to roost for the night. (828k)
Egrets Congregate Evenings Islands
The Egrets congregate in the evenings on these islands in the Nile to spend the night. (828k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1046k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1062k)
Western Grey Heron Flight
Western Grey Heron in flight. (969k)
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea)
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré), left and African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1261k)

This page contains 40 pictures of 18 bird species

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Egypt
Egypt
Ancient Egypt Architecture in Egypt
Architecture
Mytholopy in Ancient Egypt
Mythology
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs

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