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..
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No idea. Can’t wait for the answer.
One of the cuckoos, possibly thick billed
James, I think it is hawk🤗
My guess is The African Hawk-Eagle.
Come on, us city folk aren’t patient enough to wait a whole days 🙂
Gribble’s beige and taupe dawn hawk?
Banded snake eagle?
I am looking forward to your solution.
It’s a Thick-billed Cuckoo. One that’s on my list to see…
Hi James. Getting very strong Cucko vibes from the head, had a look at my book, and am confident on a Thick-billed cuckoo?
Can’t decide, but will chance a Chanting Goshawk 🙃😏
I’m sure I’ll be terribly wrong but is it a black sparrowhawk?
Defintely a cuckoo, I’d say either a jacobin or a thick-billed cuckoo (money is on the former)
Thick Billed Cuckoo
Late to the party and already saw the answer, so no comment here!