Not uncommon but will be reported upon for the birding fraternity.FEMALE GALLERY:
Difficult to spot, always high up in alien trees. The call “Whit-purr” identifies it but extremely tough to locate. The one at Zwartkop CC was seen flying between trees probably ‘guiding’ as there were bees around (see Fork-tailed Drongo eating bees at the 10th green).
The others were taken at Avianto and had the advantage that the observation point was on an embankment almost level with the bird. Still difficult but luckily they always use the same call-site.
Seen on the 18th green of the Kathu golf course.
Rare Bird Alert – 11 January 2016
A few rare visitors popped up in South Africa during January 2016. In Gauteng, where the first shots were taken, the bird (or birds – there may have been 2 or 3) was seen at Marievale bird sanctuary opposite the Otter hide. Needless to say it attracted much attention with the weekends being quite chaotic.
Rare Bird Alert – 25 January 2016
This was the second sighting of this bird at a very convenient ‘dam’ in the Estate. It attracted numerous twitchers.