Every now and then I come across a species I have not seen before. Especially one as scarce (in South Africa) as this one.
Whilst I am not a voracious bird ticker I enjoy seeing and photographing a new species.
This little guy and his mate were casually strolling around a typical flat piece of veld on the H9 between Orpen and Letaba camps in January 2012.
I spotted them immediately and pulled over for a few shots. The bird books don’t really show them off as well as this, some with red eyes and that really makes ID’ing difficult.
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