Interesting Facts About The Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

The Kori Bustard, also referred to as the Ardeotis kori, is the largest flying bird endemic to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which belongs to the order Otidiformes. Like most bustards, the Kori Bustard is a ground-dwelling bird and an opportunistic omnivore. This bird species was first described … Read more

White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

White-face Duck

It is a conspicuous duck with a black-and-white head, reddish-brown breast, spotted sides. Same with its other whistling duck cousins, it resembles a goose due to its long neck and legs. It thrives in freshwater lakes, marshes, and rice fields, flocking in hundreds or thousands, quite spreading throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South … Read more

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

European Bee-eater

It a stunning, seemingly rainbow-colored, near-passerine migratory bird. Frequents open and semi-open country, specifically drier regions. This bird is often seen in small groups, circing while on wings or perching on wires. As its name suggests, bees compose most it diet, catching them and other insects while in flight. Read further to … Read more

Pel’s Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli)

Pels Fishing Owl

It is a large, round-headed, rufous-brown owl, with a murky, spots, bars, spots, covering its plumage. Quite timid, this nocturnal bird forages at night, while day-roosting secludedly on huge trees nears swamps and rivers with dense vegetation. Its call is a hollow, horn-like “ooommm” call, accompanies by a chain of grumbles. Read … Read more

Long-billed Crombec (Sylvietta rufescens)

Long-billed Crombec

It is a smallish, plump, seemingly tailless bird, with brownish-gray upperparts, light brownish-orange underpart. Pairs are often seen hopping along branches, foraging for invertebrates, or consuming plant matter. The bird species thrive in woodlands, savannas, gardens, scrubs, and thickets. Read further to know more about the Long-billed Crombec. What is a Long-billed … Read more

Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus)

Coppery-tailed Coucal

It is a large coucal with a huge bill, and a distinct copper-colored tail, where it got its name. Thrives in dense waterside vegetation, such as in swamps, wetlands, vleis, and flooded plains. It is conspicuous in flight due to its massive size. Relatively timid, may occasionally go out in the open. … Read more