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Near the impressive sandstone koppies known as the Matshitshindzudzi Range. This is the favored habitat for the Crested Guineafowl, secretive game birds with ‘afro-mop’ crests that feed next to dense pockets of bush on the side of the sandy roads. They are often found with troops of vervet monkeys, feeding on whatever scraps are dropped from the branches above.

The Luvuvhu River is one of the most engaging drives in the Park. The combination of riverine forest and richness of the surrounding sandveld ensure a high species

Yellow-necked Francolin (Francolinus leucoscepus) The francolin look around from top of the bush

Yellow-necked Francolin (Francolinus leucoscepus) The francolin look around from top of the bush

Crimson-breasted Shrike...that red chest is a real eye catcher

The Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) or the Crimson-breasted Gonolek, ('gonolek' - supposedly imitative of its is a southern African bird occurring in a broad swathe from southern Angola to the Free State province in South Africa.

Swainson's spurfowl or Swainson's francolin (Pternistis swainsonii) male -  (note long leg spurs).

Swainson's spurfowl or Swainson's francolin (Pternistis swainsonii) male…

Coqui Francolin         Peliperdix Coqui         Swempie            - near Camelthorn - Brendan Ryan

Coqui Francolin Peliperdix Coqui Swempie - near Camelthorn - Brendan Ryan

Southern Red Bishop     Euplectes Orix

Southern Red Bishop Euplectes Orix

Orange Ground-Thrush             Zoothera Gurneyi         Oranjelyster

Adam Riley’s Birds of South Africaclick images for descriptions

Malachite Sunbird     Nectarinia Famousa

Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia Famousa

Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus) Adult male

Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus) Adult male

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