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Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane

The Grey Crowned Crane is a near-threatened species with only some 4000 to 5000 birds left in the country. Many rural people believe that these cranes can bring rain, so they include crane pictures in their rituals to call for the rainy season.

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The Red Bishop in His Best Suit

The Red Bishop puts on his best and most colourful suit when he goes a-courting, he looks for the highest perch he can find so that he can flash these colours to the ladies. The Red Bishops can be found in most reed beds in and around Cape Town where they weave their nests.

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Franklin’s Gull An Unusual Visitor

This Franklin’s Gull is a a vagrant, visitor to our shores from the breeding grounds in the Central North American prairies. We managed to catch up with him on his recent visit to Strandfontein in the Western Cape.

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