Life nowadays is tough, and if you thought that the lives of animals were any different, then you are very wrong.
Nature itself brings a lot of challenges that we all face – whether you’re human or not. If there’s one creature in nature that’s a perfect example of this, it’s undoubtedly the bird, with all its patience and perseverance.
There is so much that these beautiful animal can teach us about life.
The White-backed Night-Heron is a largish bird about the same size as a Pied Crow. The height of the White-backed Night-Heron is about 55 cms and its weight is about 440 gms.
The male and female White-backed Night-Heron have the same plumage and colours
- Head is chestnut.
- Eye is brown.
- Bill is black.
- Throat is brown.
- Back is brown.
- Legs are green.
This bird has normally proportioned leg length.
Is a large Turaco, It is a resident breeder in the mature evergreen forests of southern and eastern South Africa. It was formerly sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Green Turaco of West Africa.
This species lays two eggs in a shallow platform nest made from sticks and placed in a tree or clump of creepers.
Within its range, this is an unmistakable bird, although often inconspicuous in the treetops. It is 40–42cm long, including a long tail. The small but thick orange-red bill and a white line just under the eye contrast with the mainly green plumage. It has a tall green crest, which is tipped with white. The eye is brown and the eye-ring deep red. In flight, Knysna Turaco shows conspicuous crimson primary flight feathers. Sexes are similar, but juvenile birds have a shorter crest without the white tips.
The Knysna Turaco is usually seen flying between forest trees, or hopping along branches. It feeds on fruit, insects and earthworms.
These are only 3 of the 52 different types of species of birds found along the Keurbooms River.