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Birds of South Africa’s pristine Lowveld landscape

Photo by Matt Mendenhall

Senegal Lapwing

“This migrant lapwing, with yellow-orange eyes and brown legs, is essentially a Mozambiquan bird, but can sometimes be seen here at the western point of its range,” according to a Sabi Sabi field guide. “It favors dry savannah, and especially burnt or heavily grazed areas. It is nomadic, occurring in small parties.”

Photo by Matt Mendenhall

Golden-breasted Bunting

This striking species occurs in various woodlands throughout large portions of sub-Saharan Africa. I was hoping this bird would move to a spot with fewer branches while I photographed it, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

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

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