Know Your Birds

Know your birds – The Snowy Owl

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If there is one bird in the world that can lure even non-birders out to look for it, it’s the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). This regal, enigmatic bird has enraptured…

Know your birds – The Rail-babbler

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The Rail-babbler (Eupetes macrocerus), a chocolate-brown rail-like passerine, with a distinctive white head band and patches of red-orange plumage is an unusual bird that seems to have left scientists ...

Know Your Birds – Southern Ground Hornbill

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The Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) is a large bird, most frequently encountered on the ground, and conspicuously plumaged in striking red and ...

Know your Birds – African Jacana

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If there were an award for the best father in the bird world, it would undoubtedly go to the African Jacana or “lily-trotter” (Actophilornis flavirostris)  as this waterbird is often called ...

Know your Birds – Lilian’s Lovebird

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“ It was upper and middle class women who, in many ways, established the hobby of bird-watching. They were interested in nature and humane activities, rallying to end the shooting…

Know your Birds – The African Finfoot

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The Italian renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his flying machines. Not only did he wish to fly, but he also wanted to walk on…