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23rd of May 2014 – Species Spotlight Carmine Bee-Eater

It is cold, ark and wet today so to cheer myself up I'm going to spotlight one of our more colourful and active birds   Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicus   We keep the Northern Race of the Carmines, who are native to much of central Africa, with the Southern race...

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28th of March, 2014 – Species Spotlight – Trumpeter Hornbill

This week we are highlighting one of the most dedicated mothers in the park   Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator   The birds are widespread throughout their range which includes South Africa, Kenya, Burundi and parts of Congo. ¬†They are of least concern on the IUCN list. As Hornbills go, they...

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7th of March 2014 – Species Spotlight Southern Lapwing

The spotlight this week falls on   Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis ¬† Native and widespread in South America where various sub-species are located around the continent. They tend to frequent cultivated fields and damp meadows, which probably explains why I saw several in Argentine whilst filming Winter Wipeout in 2011....

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