Month: June 2012

Walking with Paul : Fork -tailed Drongo – one of the most intelligent birds in the African bush ?

One of my favourite birds to see when out walking in the bush is a rather conspicuous little black bird called the fork-tailed drongo . The plumage is entirely black and the eye is the colour of red wine , closer inspection reveals a…

Walking with Paul – The Praying Mantis

When you are out walking in the African bush , you might be forgiven for mistaking that dry grass coloured stick for a piece of dead plant . Approach it closer and the prayer like attitude of its huge raptorial forelegs begins to unfold…

Walking with Paul – The Dwarf Mongoose

On a walking safari through the African bush, you might notice an old termite mound with many holes in it . These holes are quite often utilised by Africa‚Äôs smallest carnivore , the Dwarf mongoose ( Helogale parvula) . They weigh in at between…