Category Archives: Birds

Interesting bird species in Hluhluwe

  • Hiding Out

    Posted on March 20, 2013 by Gavin in Adventures, Birding in Hluhluwe, Birds, Our spectacular nature.

    The increased water levels of the Hluhluwe River and Lake St Lucia has spurred a major boom in the aquatic and insect life. This in turn has boosted the amount of bird species visiting our spectacular area. However, photographing these avian models is never the easiest as they are exceptionally skittish and somewhat camera shy. […]

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  • African Broadbill

    Posted on December 2, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Birds, Day Trips, Hiking Trails.

    Smithornis capensis English: African Broadbill Afrikaans:  Breëbek Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Eurylaimidae Genus: Smithornis Species: S. capensis Description: With a very broad bill, black cap and heavy streaking below, this bird is unmistakable. It also has a conspicuous white patch on its back which is exposed in flight. Juveniles […]

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  • Secretarybird

    Posted on November 14, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Birds.

    Sagittarius serpentarius Other Names: Afrikaans: Sekretarisvoel Zulu: iNtungunono Xhosa: Ingxangxosi Taxonomy: Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Subphylum – Vertibrata Class – Aves Order – Accipitriformes Family – Sagittaridae Genus – Sagittarius Species – Serpentarius The common name Secretarybird is said to derive from the bird’s crest of long feathers which look like the long […]

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