Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)

CAPE FOX- Vulpes chama

It is a small snuggly and elegant fox, with conspicuous big ears, often regarded as the South African counterpart of the Fennec Fox. It is the only true fox in its range in southern Africa, thriving in semi-arid regions, savannas, and grassy plains while finding refuge in burrows, holes, and dense thickets. … Read more

White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)

It is a medium-sized, generally dark vulture with a naked, forked, pale pink to whitish head, and huge pinkish-orange beak. It is often one of the first vulture species to feast on carrion but will scavenge eagle kills, though it may sometimes hunt small birds, mammals, and reptiles. Read further to know … Read more

Fork-Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)

It is a clever, trickster, red-eyed bird with entirely black plumage and a narrow tail that fans like a fork, for which it is named. Pairs or solitary birds frequent various habitats, such as woodland, savannas, and farmlands, while absent in arid zones. It is a loud, vocal bird, often singing uncanorous … Read more

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

It is a regal plover, with a gentle, dovelike demeanor. Non-breeding adults and immatures birds appear to be greyish-brown with dull edgings on the upperpart feathers. During the breeding period, males become striking with a whitish face and belly, divided by a wide chestnut band across its chest. Breeding females sport a … Read more

Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus)

It is an enigmatic, graceful, long-legged bird with dark upperwing feathers and mostly white underwings while in flight. This upland shorebird hunts during the night and spends the day resting under thick shrubs. While it closely resembles the Double-banded Courser, it boasts a more intricate stripe marks and patterns. It is known … Read more

Reed Cormorant ( (Microcarbo africanus)

It is a small, barred-backed cormorant, which is widespread and a common sight in freshwater bodies. Adult birds are blacking, accentuated by a short dark crest above their bills. Juveniles and immature birds sport duller underparts. While they occur in their habitats along with the Great Cormorant, Reed Cormorants are distinguishable through … Read more