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Red-knobbed Coot

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Red-knobbed Coot [Fulica cristata] Bleshoender [Afrikaans] The red-knobbed coot is an omnivore, and will take a variety of small live prey including the eggs of other water birds Learn More

Cape Bulbul

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Cape Bulbul [Pycnonotus capensis] The Cape Bulbul prefers moist habitats and is a resident breeder in coastal and riverine bush, open forest, fynbos, plantations and gardens and fynbos. It is particularly found of exotic wattle (Acacia cyclops).This bird is usually found within 100km of the coast and below 500m.…

Common Waxbill

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Common Waxbill [Estrilda astrild] Afrikaans: Rooibeksysie. Also known as the St Helena waxbill. Learn More

Pin-tailed Whydah

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Pin-tailed Whydah [Vidua macroura] Males are glossy black above with white on its underside. The female is tawny coloured, speckled with black. Learn More

Helmeted guinea fowl

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Helmeted guinea fowl [Numida meleagris] The guinea fowl is a ground-nesting bird and spends much of its time scratching around on the ground in search for something to eat. https://www.simso.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Helmeted-guinea-fowl-Sounds.m4a Learn More

Pied Crow

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Pied Crow [Corvus albus] This species, South Africa’s most widespread member of the genus Corvus, Learn More

Cape Wagtail

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Cape Wagtail [Motacilla capensis] (Afrikaans: gewone Kwikkie) The Cape Wagtail is a brownish-grey, with a long tail and a short, straight and pointed bill. The bill, legs and feet are all blackish. Learn More

Black Crow

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Black Crow [Corvus capensis] Black Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and adaptability. Learn More

Fiery-necked nightjar

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Go back to Fauna & Flora Fiery-necked nightjar [Caprimulgus pectoralis] This Nightjar is a very well-camouflaged bird sitting on the warm sand right in the middle of the road and when a vehicle gets closer the bird will fly up, away from the vehicle’s lights. https://www.simso.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fiery-necked-nightjar-Sounds.wav Learn More

African Hoopoe

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Go back to Fauna & Flora African Hoopoe [Upupa Africana] The African Hoopoe is widely distributed throughout South Africa. Not a particularly sociable bird, the Hoopoe is generally found either singly or in pairs. The Hoopoe is instantly recognisable by its distinctive ‘crown’ or ‘crest’ of feathers, its rich chestnut colouring contrasted by the black…
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