May / June 2016

Feather finesse
A closer look at Bateleurs

Photographer Gerbus Vermaak captured a series of images of the Bateleur, one of the most attractive of Africa’s eagles, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. After studying them, raptorphile David Allan discovered some apparent anomalies in local field-guide illustrations.

Conquering the Coutadas

Before the civil war, Mozambique had a well-deserved reputation as a hunting destination and the Coutadas in the centre of the country were the place to go. With peace restored, the hunters – and birders -- have returned.

Finders, Eaters

Fortunate to have high densities of both Spotted Eagle-Owls and African Wood Owls in his neighbourhood in Limpopo Province, Pietman Muller has taken the opportunity to observe and photograph these magnificent birds as they deliver prey to their young in the nest.

A lasting impression
Learning Nature’s sign language

Ancient tracking skills have disappeared at an alarming rate in southern Africa. The Tracker Academy at Samara Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo is seeking to reverse that trend.

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