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Nick Tennick

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Nick has always loved the outdoors and never turns down an opportunity for an adventure. After finishing high school in Johannesburg, where he grew up, Nick spent a gap year in the Zimbabwean bushveld which truly sparked his love for wildlife and conservation ...

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on Do Birds Have a Good Sense of Smell?

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Love the image of the glossy ibis. It felt like I was right there wading next to it.

It is a brilliant image! sadly its anonymous and I am not sure who the photographer is that took it at Londolozi.

Thanks Nick for your story on the birds. So many different birds and different means of finding food. Very interesting to read about these birds.

I’m glad you enjoyed the Blog about birds, Valmai

Hi Nick, great article on birds senses, enjoyed reading it. I’m just wondering, would you classify the hoopoes as waders?

Hi Camilla, thanks for the comment. I wouldn’t categorise them as waders as they are not dependent on feeding at the waters edge. I would suggest they are ‘probers’ as they use their long curved beak to forage on bare ground or in short grass patches or even in dry animal dung.

Nature is always surprising and something to wonder at. Thanks for this interesting blog, Nick, and the lovely bird photos.

Thank you, Christa!

Nick, great information about birds of Londolozi’s ability to smell. Beautiful pictures, thanks.

Thank you, William

Thank you for this interesting article Nick. I had thought vultures not only had good eyesight but a keen sense of smell also, so I learned something new. Your blog is appreciated regarding the the bird species that do possess some olfactory properties as well as identifying colors such as sunbirds and hummingbirds.

Thanks Denise! Yes most birds still need to rely on other senses other than smell to locate prey and other members of their species.

Nick, Thanks for a great education about birds and their sense of smell! We never really thought about it and now we have a good understanding!

Thanks Michael And Terri, Glad you have learnt something from the Londolozi Blog!

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