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Namaqua Sandgrouse

The Namaqua Sandgrouse (Kelkiewyn) Pterocles namaqua is is the only sandgrouse in the region with a long, wedge shaped tail, with diagnostic central rectrices pointed. The head, mantle and breast of the adult male yellowish olive, yellower on throat and forehead. Sports a double breast band of white and deep maroon, belly dark brown, wing…

The power(s) that be

The intent of Eskom to cut electricity to several municipalities that it supplies, including Madibeng, threatens the livelihood of many residents of the area.

Nuwejaar, nuwe voornemens of nie?

Deesdae hoor mens al hoe minder van mense se Nuwejaarsvoornemens, want ek dink almal het al besef dat dit tot niks kom nie: maer word, minder rook, meer water drink, minder vloek, meer oefen, minder eet.

Quo vadis, Madibeng?

This Latin saying, meaning: where are you going? may well be translated to: where are we going, Madibeng?

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

The Yellow-bellied Greenbul is a large, chunky greenbul with olive-brown upperparts, slightly browner on the crown, yellow-washed underparts and a diagnostic white crescent above its eye.

Twitchers tick new species

Last week the sighting of a Yellow-bellied Greenbul pair in the Schoemansville area of Hartbeespoort ruffled quite a few feathers in the birding community.

Violet-backed Starling/Witborsspreeu

This is a small-sized starling, but differs from all other small glossy starlings by its dimorphic plumage colouration of the sexes.

A politically correct fairy tale

There once was a young person named Little Red Riding Hood who lived on the edge of a forest full of endangered owls and rare plants with a nurture giver, whom she referred to as “mother”, although she didn’t mean to imply that she would have thought less of the person if a close biological link did not exist.

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