South African Birds: Double-collared Sunbird

Petite and agile, the southern double-collared sunbird and greater double-collared sunbird are avian jewels and nectar feeders extraordinaire in Southern Africa.   Since I missed last week’...

South African Mammals: Klipspringer

The ballerina of antelopes, the klipspringer bounds up rocky slopes on the tips of its hoofs and blows loud, buzzy alarm whistles as warning signals.   My first “mammal of the month” ...

South African Birds: African Paradise-flycatcher

One of Africa’s most beautiful birds, the agile African paradise-flycatcher inhabits forests and woodlands in much of sub-Saharan Africa.   In keeping with the South African theme of my las...