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 deeply forked tail , which is actually a result of theContinue reading “Walking with Paul : Fork -tailed Drongo – one of the most intelligent birds in the African bush ?”

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 , you have probably come across a praying mantis . OrderContinue reading “Walking with Paul – The Praying Mantis”