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The Spotted eagle-owl (Bubo africanus) is the most common South African owl. It is found all over the country in rocky or well-wooded areas. A distinguishing feature is the long and prominent ear tufts, but these are purely for show, as they have nothing to...

A rapidly urbanizing world means that people are less likely to live near fields or woods, and an increase in scheduled activities means less time to wander through parks and open spaces. Indeed, the fact that zoos and aquariums are so popular, attracting millions of...

When our birds are released to fly, they are free to return to the wild, but most return time and time again, this can be attributed to the bird realising that the falconer provides good quality food, safe habitat and security. Many falconers report having...

The language of 16th-century falconry entered the colloquial thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare. The words and phrases - Booze, Fed up, hoodwinked, Under his thumb and wrapped around his little finger all come from medieval falconry 😱 Bate Birds beating their wings while...

The raptors help keep predators away from the tiny birds, new research shows. You know what they say about the location and real estate. Hummingbird nests often appear in clusters, but for years researchers couldn’t figure out what attracted the birds to certain areas. Turned out...