Our five favourite birds – #5 – Fork-tailed drongo

Fork-tailed drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) It features a deeply forked tail, robust bill with red eyes. It is a black bird. Sexes are similar, but the male has a less deeply forked tail. It is 25cm in length and weighs 44g. It feeds on insects, nectar, ticks from cattle...
Our favourite birds- 3- African jacana

Our favourite birds- 3- African jacana

Known as the Jesus Bird for walking on water. Scientifically known as Actophilornis africanus. It features a chestnut plumage with a pale blue bill and frontal shield. The female is considerably larger than the male. It is between 23- 32cm long, the male weighs 140g...

Our five favourite birds- 2- Knysna turaco

Alternate name is Knysna Lourie. Scientifically known as Turaco corythaix. It features a short crest with a white margin, dark blue-green wings and a blue wash tail. It is about 46cm and weighs 310g. Sexes look alike. It feeds on fruits and invertebrates. Its nest is...