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November 2020
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From tips & techniques to location & gear reviews, to conservation issues.
Bird Species Spotlight: Guira Cuckoo
by Jake Jacoby | November 28, 2020
I saw my first Guira Cuckoo on the ground in the grasslands of Brazil in 2018. These cuckoos are frequent visitors to drier habitats, such as second-growth scrub, scrub savannahs and woodlands, pampas, pastures, fields and coastal dunes. They are very social birds and live in groups of 6 to 8 individuals, although as many as 20 birds in one flock have been recorded. They are very noisy birds and make a wide variety of noises, including yodels, guttural calls, gargled trills, and whistles. And, like other cuckoos, they give off a very strong odor. Continue reading »
Bird Species Spotlight: Black Skimmer
by Jake Jacoby | September 26, 2020
The black skimmer is an instantly recognized bird that is best known for its remarkable beak, and its black and white underpants. These skimmers have long, deep, and flattened blade-like mandibles. The upper mandible is shorter than the lower mandible and all skimmers have short legs with webbed toes. Continue reading »
Bird Species Spotlight: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
by Jake Jacoby | June 21, 2020

In 2017 I had the opportunity to visit the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa. This reserve has been in existence since 1927 and is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising some 35,000 acres, Mala Mala shares a 12 mile unfenced border with the world-renown Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. One of my target birds on this trip was the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, or as it is affectionately called “The Flying Banana.” This hornbill was also made famous by the movie “The Lion King” where its name in the movie was “Zazu.” Continue reading »

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