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Tayla Brown

Ranger

Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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on How Can Birds Fly?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Interesting blog Tayla.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Tayla, wonderful blog today, I never knew about the air movement in birds🤗

John Ridgewell
Explorer

it fascinates me to look at say a swift in flight and what appears to be a rapid speed.
Any idea how fast a small bird like a swift does fly?

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for the interesting blog Tayla, have a wonderful week 🙂

Kara Taylor
Senior Digital Ranger

Great post Tayla, thanks.

Patrick Smyth
Explorer

Nicely done. I love the eagle shots. You’re a good shot on a moving target.

Cally Staniland
Explorer

Super interesting..thanks Tayla 🙏🏻❤️

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Fascinating- I truly learned more about how birds fly from your blog. I had wondered about their lung capacity and how they could sustain flying such long distances. Thank you!

Thanks for the interesting article and the excellent explanations on how birds can fly.

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

A very interesting blog Tayla. Loved the explanation of the feather distribution and its purpose. Have often wondered what it would be like to be a bird and what they think of us as they look down. Also I like to see them go around in circles without once flapping their wings – I guess they are in some sort of wind tunnel. Fascinating subject. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Be well and stay safe.

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

So fascinating! I had no idea about the oxygen efficiency system in birds. Thanks so much for the information!!

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Tayla thank you for a very informative blog – lots of new and interesting learning there.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thank you Tayla! We have come more “bird-oriented” on each visit to Londolozi. The education was great and it’s wonderful to keep learning more about our wildlife!

Trish Monck
Explorer

Love watching birds every day, am blessed to have so many where I live. Wish I could fly like they do, only in my dreams : )

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