Pied Avocet

The Pied Avocet (Afrikaans name, Bontelsie) is a common and widespread resident throughout Southern Africa.

It has a long slender, upturned bill that is unmistakable, feeds by sweeping its bill in a side to side movement. We see them mostly at the Strandfontein Sewage Works.

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The Painted Lady Butterfly – (Vanessa cardui) (Afrikaans name Sondagsrokkie) is found thoughout Southern Africa particularly in drier…
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The Sanderling (Afrikaans name, Drietoonstrandloper) is a small sandpiper with a stubby short bill. They are a summer Palearctic visitor,…