Monthly Archives: March 2013

Highveld Hula

Like black handkerchiefs being tossed about in a stiff breeze, the five birds moved randomly above the tall, lush grasses. Their impossibly long tail feathers and red shoulder patches identified them as Long-tailed Widows – one of the iconic bird … Continue reading

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Long Claw

Until you see it from the front, the Cape Longclaw is a rather drab, cryptically-plumaged bird that resembles its close relatives – the pipits. But when it turns to face you, its luminous orange throat is nothing short of startling. … Continue reading

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