Amanzimtoti Bird Park

Andrew Pickles organised a walk around the Amanzimtoti Bird Park – Monday 10 August. About 20 people turned up for the early start at 06h30. The group split up in 3 parties to walk around the park. The guide, Blessing, led one group, Andrew another and Steve and Roy the third.

Much of the walk was through forest but there was some grassland/open areas and a pond in the middle.

In all over 60 different species were recorded. Some of the specials included Spotted Ground Thrush, Grey Cuckooshrike, Lesser Honeyguide, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Little Sparrowhawk, Purple-banded Sunbird, Green-backed Heron, Orange-breasted Bushshrike, Mountain Wagtails.

Here are some photos taken on the outing.

Paul Bartho

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2 Responses to Amanzimtoti Bird Park

  1. Steve Davis says:

    Note that these guineafowl are NOT wild indigenous Helmeted Guineafowl but domesticated hybrids, as evidenced by their pink feet.
    The ‘pretty flower’ is the indigenous Freesia laxa.

  2. sandi du preez says:

    The nest looks like that of the Processionary (or Bagnest ) moth. We saw the caterpillars at Vumbuka last week-end.

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