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Birds of South Africa’s pristine Lowveld landscape

Photo by Matt Mendenhall

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

This species is widespread in forests and woodlands south of the equator. Heavy streaking on the cheeks and throat are reliable field marks. This particular bird was attending a nest in a nearby tree.

Photo by Matt Mendenhall

White-crested Helmetshrike

This bird, also known as the White Helmetshrike, is widespread south of the Sahara in mixed woodlands and acacia savannas. I saw several small flocks in various locations at Sabi Sabi.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. You can reach him at [email protected]madavor.com.

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