Sunday, 24 March 2013 00:00

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

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April’s bird of the month is the Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris).

Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris - Photographed by E Stockenstroom, Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:35

Crested Barbet

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This month's Bird of the Month is the Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii). 

Crested Barbet - photograph courtesy of Operation Wildflower

Saturday, 12 January 2013 00:00

Blue waxbill

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Bird of the month is the tiny Blue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis).

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:25

Cattle Egret

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May’s Bird of the Month is the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) or umLinda-nkomo (Zulu).

Photographed by Eric Stockenstroom

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:24

Secretary birds (Sagittarius serpentarius)

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A recent press release of BirdLife, SA (16 April 2015) reports on their research project to study the Secretary bird, launched in 2011 – the same year that the threatened status of the Secretary bird was changed to vulnerable. The report describes the vast distances these birds travel after leaving the nest and the numerous threats they face.

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:19

Groundscraper Thrush

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June’s bird of the month is the Groundscraper Thrush (Turdus litsitsirupa) or Nwadlodlomam (Tswana).

Groundscraper Thrush - Photographed by Eric Stockenstroom

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:14

Halfcollared Kingfisher

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Bird of the Month is the Halfcollared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquada).

This rare bird species has been sighted by some of members with riverfront properties on the Magalies River, and elsewhere, on a number of occasions. Anyone in the Oori, or along the Jukskei, Hennops or Crocodile Rivers have a similar experience?

Sunday, 30 August 2015 05:09

Blacksmith Plover

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The March bird of the month is the Blacksmith Plover 

Photograph by Gavin Orbel in the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy

Sunday, 30 August 2015 04:53

Barn Owl

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November’s bird of the month is the Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 

(Photographed by Eris Stockenstroom, Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy)