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Where To See The Cape Parrot – Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot
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Where To See The Cape Parrot – Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot

Cape parrots are disappearing at a rapid rate... Endemic to South Africa, the Cape parrot, or Poicephalus robustus, lives in the Afromontane yellowwood forests found mainly in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Over the last 50-100 years the population ha...
South Africas 3 Endangered Cranes – Where To See Them
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South Africas 3 Endangered Cranes – Where To See Them

South Africa is home to three species of crane – the blue crane, grey crowned crane and the wattled crane. In case you were wondering they're the tall, willowy birds that you sometimes see in pairs, or flocks, in open grassland or on farms. They appear almo...
8 Fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – Making Travel Easy
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8 Fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – Making Travel Easy

There is no better way to get a feel for a place than from the seat of your car, the open road before you; nothing to do, nowhere to be but exactly where you are, exploring and appreciating the scene as it unfolds before you. The scenic beauty and rich hist...
Kwazulu Natal for bird watchers
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Kwazulu Natal for bird watchers

If you’re coming to Kwazulu Natal in search of birding areas, then you have found a gold mine. The North-Eastern region in particular boasts a vast array of bird life in its grassland, lagoons, forests and woodlands.  You can look forward to the Zululand birdi...
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary – A must visit for everyone
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African Bird of Prey Sanctuary – A must visit for everyone

My interest in birds of prey began at the age of 11 when a school outing to CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) in Durban left me marvelling at the beauty and strength of these magnificent predators of the air. Soon I was reading up on every type of b...
Sugar Bird & Spider by Leonard Browne (photograph)
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Sugar Bird & Spider by Leonard Browne (photograph)

This photograph of a Sugar Bird and Spider was submitted to our Novembers Photography Competition by Leonard Browne. The sugarbirds are a small family of passerine birds which are restricted to southern Africa. The two species of sugarbird make up one of o...
Lesser Striped Swallow Photo
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Lesser Striped Swallow Photo

This photograph of a Lesser Striped Swallow was taken in the Pilanesberg Park. According to the Wikipedia entry for this bird, the Lesser Swallow is 15-10 cm long, has dark blue upperparts with a red rump and a rufous-chestnut crown, nape and sides of the head...
Double Collared Sunbird Photo
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Double Collared Sunbird Photo

This magnificent photograph of the Double Collared Sunbird was sent to us by Diane Morrison (who also submitted the spectacular photo of the Knysna Loerie). South Africa ranks as one of the top birding destinations in the world and its not difficult to see ...
Ground Hornbill Photo
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Ground Hornbill Photo

Ground Hornbill Photo ~ A great photograph of a Southern Ground Hornbill taken at the Kruger National Park was sent to us by Lindsay Wedel. The Southern Ground Hornbill or “Lehututu” as it is locally called, may not be around for much longer. These huge bla...
Knysna Loerie – Photograph
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Knysna Loerie – Photograph

One of our favourite photographs is this one, submitted by Diane Morrison, of the Knysna Loerie. Knysna louries clamber around in trees, hopping from branch to branch in search of fruit and seeds, which they swallow whole. They exist usually in pairs or small ...
A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay
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A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is a unique and enormous 2 hectare dome which spans over a gorge of lush indigenous forest. It is, in fact, the World’s largest free flight bird sanctuary dome. The nets are placed rather high in the air to allow the birds to f...
Stately “Lehututu” may not be around for much longer
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Stately “Lehututu” may not be around for much longer

Bela Bela - The stately Southern Ground Hornbill or "Lehututu" as it is locally called, may not be around for much longer. These huge black birds with their distinctive beaks and bright red wattles are part of the hornbill family that occurs naturally only in ...
Seabird Viewing off Simon’s Town and Cape Point
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Seabird Viewing off Simon’s Town and Cape Point

Simon's Town has long been internationally acclaimed for its unique African Penguin colony and its 'fynbos' bird specials such as the charismatic Cape Sugarbird and the striking Orange-breasted Sunbird. For international birdwatchers in search of seabirds or '...