Saturday, 30 November 2013

Red Bishop

Red Bishop
Their habitat is grasslands and savanna, usually close to water. Breeds in reed beds and sometimes in crops. Become 14cm. (Rooivink - Euplectes orix) 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Cape Weaver

A male Cape Weaver hanging from a tree as it is building a nest
Breeding male can be disguised by it's yellow plumage. The female and non-breeding male are olive brown. Habitat is grassland and fynbos and often along rivers. Nests continually in reed beds and trees. Become 17cm in size. (Kaase Wewer - Ploceus capensis)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


The Hadeda is a large bird and becomes around 76cm. They are widespread through sub-sahara Africa and can be found in savanna's, grass fields and wetlands. (Hadeda Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Spotted Thick-knee

Spotted Thick-knee bird
The Spotted Thick-knee can reach up to 45.5cm. With it's brown and white speckled coat, it is good at camouflaging itself and very difficult to spot. They are spread widely through sub-saharan Africa in savannahs and grasslands. They hunt mostly on the ground, eating small insects and lizards. (Spotted Dikkop - Burhinus capensis)