Longclaws – Gemstones of the Grassland

Within the genus of Macronyx, which is closely associated to the Pipits and Wagtails, the seven species are only found in Africa, with the sub-region host to three strikingly colourful members of the suite. Foremost, and the most frequently encountered, is the Cape or...

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...

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...