FOCUS BIRDS IN ACTION
The evil of two Lessers
A fierce territorial struggle between two Lesser Jacanas in the Okavango Delta.
Prelena Soma Owen freezes a moment in time between two Pied Kingfishers.
A Grey Heron makes short work of an Egyptian Goose chick.
A group of Southern Ground-Hornbills stands its ground to drive off a family of side-striped jackals.
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.
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.
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
David Allan highlights the threats and challenges that vultures face throughout Africa, and introduces the new Bird of the Year.
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