February 5, 2019


By Chris Ovens At Sibuya Game Reserve, we are very blessed with our prolific birdlife! With nearly 400 bird species calling our reserve in the Eastern Cape home, we are […]
August 29, 2018

Greater double-collared sunbird

The sunbird breeds in southern South Africa (and where Sibuya Game Reserve is situated). It is mainly resident, but partly migratory in the northeast of its range. It is common in gardens, fynbos, forest edges and coastal scrub.
April 25, 2017


Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes […]
January 19, 2017

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher is known in Afrikaans as Bruinkopvisvanger. The Brown-hooded Kingfisher has a height of 24 cms and weighs around 60 gms. The head is […]
December 20, 2016

Green Wood-Hoopoe

The Green Wood-Hoopoe is a common resident breeder in the Sibuya Reserve, forests, woodlands and suburban gardens of most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is found in […]
July 11, 2016

Southern double-collared sunbird

This sunbird is common in gardens, fynbos, forests and coastal scrub. The southern double-collared sunbird breeds from April to December, depending on region. The closed oval […]
May 18, 2016

Red-Throated Wryneck

The Red-throated Wryneck has a height of 20 cms and weighs around 55 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured grey. The […]
February 28, 2016

African Pygmy-kingfisher

Distribution and habitat Widespread across sub-Saharan Africa, absent only from parts of East Africa and southern Africa. Within southern Africa it occurs in the Caprivi Strip […]
November 29, 2015

The Goliath Heron

The Goliath Heron is identified by its great size combined with its grey and chestnut coloration. It flies with slow, deliberate wing beats, with the wings […]
October 31, 2015

Pied Kingfisher

One of the most common kingfishers in the world, occurring in the middle east, southern Asia to China, Egypt and Africa south of the Sahel. In […]
September 30, 2015

The Narina Trogon

The Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina is a medium-sized, up to 34cm long, green colored bird of Trogonidae family. The male has a vivid green upperparts plumage, […]
December 15, 2014

Rare sighting of Blue Cheeked Bee-eaters

While out on a training drive with some of the new student rangers we came across an amazing sighting. We were focusing on birds for the […]

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