Ravens – Corvids of noble note

Ever since hearing as a child that the monarchy of England, and indeed the Tower of London itself, would fall in the event of the resident six ravens leaving, I have been fascinated by ‘raven’ legends and enthralled by the behavioural antics of these highly...

African Rail- often heard but seldom seen …..

No one quite knows the full extent of the African Rail’s distribution in Southern Africa. Certainly, we know it favours dense habitat and reedbeds associated with perennial and semi-perennial wetlands and marshes with a distribution preference for the wetter east of...

Scintillatingly spectacular Sugarbirds

Of the larger nectar loving birds found within Southern Africa the two geographically exclusive sugarbird species are arguably the most striking and charismatic! These two Southern African endemic species occur within the rich indigenous floral kingdom extending south...