I remember seeing this bird for the first time. I was in the north of the Kruger with one of South Africa’s leading trails guides and top birders, and he suddenly heard it fly over calling and immediately broke into a run. Seeing him toss the mantra “Only food runs in the bush!” out the window just to try catch a glimpse of this bird made me realise what a special sighting it was.
We do see them here from time to time but not often. Knowing their call is the best way to find them; it carries far and is very distinctive.
We’ll reveal the answer in this Friday’s Week in Pictures..