Wattled Crane (Grus carunculata)

Wattled Crane

It is a grayish, red-faced bird that got its name from the conspicuous, dangling white wattle from its throat. It is the largest and rarest crane species in Africa, relying heavily on water areas, making it a vital environmental indicator species of thriving wetlands. While it is generally silent, it has a … Read more

Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)

Wattled Plover

It is a large, brownish bird with a distinct yellow wattle, accentuated by a red base. Pair or small groups are often seen in wet grasslands and marshes, though they can also be found in cropped or burnt grasslands, and cultivated fields. They attract attention with their loud “peep-peep-peep” calls. Read further … Read more