Great Crested Grebe Courting

The Great Crested Grebe (Afrikaans name Kuifkopdobbertjie) is the largest Grebe with striking ruffs on the sides of their head.

CG courtship 2

Their courtship ballet is dramatic and is something to behold, they approach each other fanning their ruffs, shaking their heads from side to side.

They also dive deep, coming up with tufts of aquatic greenery which they offer to each other.

We managed to observe some of this display at Rietvlei

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Namaqua Chameleon

The Namaqua Chameleon is a large chameleon, found mainly in the Namib Desert. They feed on beetles, insects, other chameleons, small snakes…