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Bruce Arnott

Field Guide

Bruce grew up on a plot of farmland in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after ...

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on African Folklore, the Mystery of Birds: Part 2.

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Love the blog today Bruce. I find African folklore fascinating. Love the stories. Looking forward to many more. Can you please write about the Bateleur eagle?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Marinda, absolutely!
Blog coming soon…!

Mauricia Neeley

Love to hear any of the African Folklore stories.

Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

I will love everything you post about African Folklore. As with our Native Americans, these people knew and respected the Earth and all living things. Their wisdom remains unmatched.

Lynn Hurry

A beautiful story. Lovely images. Suggest you check your isiZulu spellings next time. Its inyoni NOT ingonyi and umuthi NOT ummuthi !!! A courtesy to isiZulu readers.

Bruce Arnott
Field Guide

Hi there, thank you very much for your comment! I got the spelling from a Zulu person in Natal. Spellings potentially change with area. Thank you.

Gawie Jordaan
Senior Digital Ranger

absolutely fascinating!

Muna Ibrahim

Thanks for the great blog! Especially “if you kill a tree, you kill a bird…”. Helped me in journey in Brussels’ multicultural heritage

Oliver Helberg

Absolutely love that I have a found a place to read up on African Folklore about animals.
One animal I have never found any folklore about though is the African black eagle. Can it really be true that this majestic bird have been overlooked in all cultures?

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