Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pygmy takes Dwarf

Like all kingfishers, the African Pygmy lays its eggs in a hole rather than build a nest. For some kingfisher species this hole is a tree cavity, but for this little gem of a bird it is a burrow. Weeks … Continue reading

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Flufftail Frustration

It was always going to be a long shot. Tamar Mason had let me know¬† – once again, and for the third year in a row – that her resident Buff-spotted Flufftails had produced young in the damp shrubberies alongside … Continue reading

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Twig Alert

‘tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick’. Okay, it’s been found again. Without leaving my desk, the rapid alarm call of the Bar-throated … Continue reading

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