The Peregrine Falcon occurs on all continents except Antarctica. This wide distribution has resulted in it being well studied, and renowned for its incredible high-speed stoops that have been measured to exceed 240 km per hour. This species has evolved to hunt at high...
The Hadeda’s raucous call is unmistakeable. Loud, harsh and usually catching you by surprise. Hadedas were not indigenous to strandveld or renosterveld of the South Western Cape. Man-made changes in the form of cultivated agricultural fields, irrigated sports...
Author: Madre du Plessis11 May 2012 Raptors, or birds of prey, always have some appeal to us because of their aerial antics and regal stance. The Black Sparrowhawk is one of the stealthy hunters and has moved into the Western Cape over the past 20 years. The...
Author: Madre du Plessis28 February 2012 Adult Adult Adult Myths and superstition have been the lot of these nocturnal hunters. Owls have adapted to feeding at night as they have developed acute hearing and their flight feathers are designed to support silent flight...
Author: Madre du Plessis 1 February 2012 Camouflage and stealth are definitely not in the male Southern Red Bishop’s vocabulary during the breeding season! Breeding plumage consists of bright red and pitch black feathers that are shown off at their best from a...
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