Monthly Archives: May 2013

Birds Through A Window

Our garden avifauna in Nelspruit is pretty good to say the least. Since moving here in 1993, we’ve recorded 101 bird species at ‘Turaco Wood’ which is the name we’ve given to our unkempt, natural ‘garden’ in the suburbs bordering … Continue reading

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Wryneck Repose

Early this morning, while leading a small group on a birding walk on the Uplands Campus, this Red-throated Wryneck flew into a tall Forest Big-leaf Tree (Anthocleista grandiflora) and began calling urgently above our heads. Whaaa!, whaaa!, whaaa!, whaaa!, whaaa! … Continue reading

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Glorious Gorgeous

Birds that live in dense cover tend to have strong voices. They have to. How else would they let their neighbours know where they are, and how else to attract and keep a mate? The aptly-named Gorgeous Bushshrike inhabits tangled … Continue reading

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