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Meet SA’s rarest bird


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Few people have heard of South Africa’s rarest bird – and even fewer have seen one. But Andre Botha hopes the tiny and enigmatic Taita falcon will continue to hunt from the skies of the Lowveld, despite its critically low numbers.

 

“I often ask birders what is South Africa’s rarest bird and they mention the wattled crane and the blue swallow,” explains Botha, the manager of the Birds of Prey Programme of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

 

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