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)

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

White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)

It is a bee-eater bird with striking and colorful plumage, making it easily recognizable. Pairs and groups thrive in woodland near water sources, scrubs, and hillsides, especially along earthen mounds, where they form colonies of more up to 450 individuals. This bird species has one of the most intricate societies, involving families … Read more

Rosy-throated Longclaw (Macronyx ameliae)

It is a beautiful pipit-like bird barred brown above and pink below, which separates it from other longclaws. Often retiring and inconspicuous, it prefers tropical and subtropical wet or flooded grasslands. The bird species’ call is a two-note “dhew-dhew” which is either stretched in an extended whistle or a repeated rapidly. Read … Read more

Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

It is a small weaverbird, with red eyes, subtly-barred yellowish-green back, and pinkish-brown legs. The males have a conspicuous black mask, while females and immature birds are dull. Prefers semi-arid locations and open savannas. These birds are resident and colonial nesters in trees or branches. Their call is a grating, swizzling note, … Read more

Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus)

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