Agama Lizard: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — There are several common lizards around the grounds of Pakuba Lodge where we stay in Murchison Falls National Park when we visit. The Agama is certainly the most colorful! Sony Rx10iv at 485 and 341mm equivalents. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 and 800 @ f4 @ 1/800th and 1/500th.
Juvenile European bee-eater: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — This is clearly a juvenile of some Bee-eater. At the time we called it a European and that is still most likely because of the rufous on the head and the light yellow wash on the throat, and because of the on-the-spot id by our guide who is familiar with the species as it appears in Uganda. Merlin, bless its little AI heart, does not give European as the first choice with either photo of this bird that I have, so I had to consider both Blue-checked and Swallow-tailed, which are very similar, according to the field guides and the few internet photos I could find, in juvenile plumage. Still, I am fairly confident this is an immature European Bee-eater, which is a common migrant bird all across Uganda and all of East and South Africa. As always, I am willing to be corrected by anyone who knows better 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f6.3 @ 1/1000th.