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The Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

Yellow-billed Hornbill at sunrise. Photo: Warren Schmidt.

The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill is one of the iconic birds of the savanna biome, or bushveld. Often referred to as the ‘Rod Stewart’ of birds due to its flamboyant plumage and bright yellow bill. These birds are distributed widely across the savannas of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. They show a preference for […]

Iconic African raptors uplisted to Endangered Status

Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius.

Press release issued by BirdLife South Africa Three of Africa’s most famous birds of prey, the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius, Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus and Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus, have been uplisted to globally Endangered on the IUCN Red List. While this news may come as a shock to many, it should also be a warning bell […]