In addition to the usual collection of news, rarities reports, reviews and competitions in the March/April issue of African Birdlife, there is a wealth of intriguing articles featuring unusual behaviour, conservation and travel, all supported by inspiring photography. This issue also includes a large, free poster featuring the BirdLife South Africa 2020 Bird of the Year, the Southern Ground-Hornbill.Feature articles
Andrew Jenkins revisits the Augrabies Falls National Park and photographs the impressive variety of raptors present within its rocky reaches.
FETCH & CARRY
A young Pale Chanting Goshawk toys with ball of elephant dung.
A small group of committed people has made a positive difference to the conservation of some of Madagascar’s rarest bird species.
A Yellow-bellied Greenbul meets an untimely end in a garden pond.
Hugh Chittenden highlights some of the adaptations that help honeyguides accommodate their unique diet.
A new study on francolins and spurfowls recommends elevating no fewer than 14 subspecies to species level and lumping other subspecies into more inclusive entities.
New photographic evidence reveals that Double-banded Coursers can lay two clutches in one season.
A feisty juvenile female Black Sparrowhawk attempts to get an early start on the mating game.