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DANCING CRANES  Trevor Hardaker - wildlife enthusiast and photographer: "The blue crane is South Africa’s National Bird. They have elaborate mating rituals which includes a lot of calling, wing raising and even dancing." - Darling Hills, Western Cape, South Africa via Frans de Waal - Public Page FB

DANCING CRANES Trevor Hardaker - wildlife enthusiast and photographer: "The blue crane is South Africa’s National Bird. They have elaborate mating rituals which includes a lot of calling, wing raising and even dancing." - Darling Hills, Western Cape, South Africa via Frans de Waal - Public Page FB

A Malachite Kingfisher sits by a pool in Kruger National Park on July 8, 2013 in Lower Sabie, South Africa. The Kruger National Park was established in 1898, and is South Africa's premier wildlife park, spanning an area of approximately 2 million hectares. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A Malachite Kingfisher sits by a pool in Kruger National Park on July 8, 2013 in Lower Sabie, South Africa. The Kruger National Park was established in 1898, and is South Africa's premier wildlife park, spanning an area of approximately 2 million hectares. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Purple-crested Turaco in a rock fig, in the Kwa Madwala Game Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa - Bloukuifloerie (Musophaga porphyreolopha), is 'n voël wat 43 cm lank word. Dié treffende voëls kom redelik algemeen voor en in die Oos-Transvaalse Laeveld sal hulle dig beboomde tuine besoek. Hulle word meestal in pare of klein groepies gesien, maar is die maklik om dop te hou nie aangesien hulle geneig is om in die digte blaredak te bly en van tak tot tak te spring, eerder as om lang ente te vlieg.

Purple-crested Turaco in a rock fig, in the Kwa Madwala Game Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa - Bloukuifloerie (Musophaga porphyreolopha), is 'n voël wat 43 cm lank word. Dié treffende voëls kom redelik algemeen voor en in die Oos-Transvaalse Laeveld sal hulle dig beboomde tuine besoek. Hulle word meestal in pare of klein groepies gesien, maar is die maklik om dop te hou nie aangesien hulle geneig is om in die digte blaredak te bly en van tak tot tak te spring, eerder as om lang ente te vlieg.

A jewel for bird watchers Sout Africa - the shy and elusive "The pel's fishing owl"

A jewel for bird watchers Sout Africa - the shy and elusive "The pel's fishing owl"

African Scops Owl .... The African Scops owl is a nocturnal bird, roosting during the daytime in dense foliage, against a branch or tree trunk, or in a hole. Pairs may roost close to one another, or even in a loose colony.

African Scops Owl .... The African Scops owl is a nocturnal bird, roosting during the daytime in dense foliage, against a branch or tree trunk, or in a hole. Pairs may roost close to one another, or even in a loose colony.

Giant Eagle Owl or Verreaux's owl in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Giant Eagle Owl or Verreaux's owl in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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