Category Archives: A-Z Challenge 2015

Q is for Quick and also for Quality

ABC in first aid usually stands for Airway, Breathing, Circulation or even Airway, Bleeding, Consciousness.  Perfect topic, then for the 2015 A-Z Challenge.  Today we reach the letter “Q”. The speed and efficiency of the treatment of serious injuries and … Continue reading

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D is for Drongo, fork tailed drongo

I am not a knowledgeable stiff-neck (birder).  I like the very distinctive birds which are easy for me to identify.  The fork-tailed drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis), is one of these.  It is both common and widespread and is found in open … Continue reading

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C is for Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

The Nile crocodile is found far further south than the Nile River, being endemic to much of sub-Saharan Africa, including the Kruger National Park, where the southern border is marked by the Crocodile River. These large specimens are probably somewhere … Continue reading

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B is for Baboon (Papio ursinus)

The chacma baboon (or Cape Baboon) is found all over Southern Africa, and it is a social animal with a hierarchy.  They do collective foraging, females adopt the young of other females and they form friendship pairings. Their interaction with … Continue reading

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A is for African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense)

The African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) is a small owl found in most of central and southern Africa.  It is easily distinguished by the fact that it has no eartufts.  It is, a s the name “owlet” suggests, a small bird … Continue reading

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