Jan / Dec 2017

AFRICAN BIRDLIFE
January/February 2017

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BIRDS IN ACTION

The evil of two Lessers  

A fierce territorial struggle between two Lesser Jacanas in the Okavango Delta.

Balancing Act    

Prelena Soma Owen freezes a moment in time between two Pied Kingfishers.

Final Round  

A Grey Heron makes short work of an Egyptian Goose chick.

Gang Busters

A group of Southern Ground-Hornbills stands its ground to drive off a family of side-striped jackals.

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Profile: Albert Froneman

Albert Froneman is widely acknowledged as one of the region’s best bird photographers, but he also has a full-time job as an environmental consultant. We find out a bit more about the man behind the lens.

Blended family

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Larks may appear to be rather uninteresting, but after studying the species’ breeding cycle, a group of citizen scientists discovered some intriguing behaviour.

Odd one out?

The Karoo Scrub Robin is a familiar bird in south-western Africa, but it has some peculiarities compared to other scrub robins. In his final article, Terry Oatley contemplated who its closest living relatives might be.

Personal Best

A most loved bird

The charming Cape Robin-chat evokes special, bitter-sweet memories for Malcolm Drummond.

BIRD OF THE YEAR 2017: Lappet-faced Vulture

Dark Skies

David Allan highlights the threats and challenges that vultures face throughout Africa, and introduces the new Bird of the Year.

COMPETITIONS & OFFERS

Subscribe & win

A two-night stay for two at Pafuri Camp valued at R11 180 is on offer for a lucky subscriber.

Cryptic Conundrum  

Identify the mystery bird and you could win a Canon compact camera worth R3299.

Knock-out Challenge

Enter our three-part challenge to be in line to win a luxury breakaway in Zambia worth US$3000.

Puzzle it out

Solve our new, bird-related crossword and you could win a wildlife guide book.

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