Friday, January 25, 2008

Ground Woodpecker

I will soon be off to South Africa. Everybody has told me that the wildlife, including the birds, are going to be fantastic. Folks have mentioned Elephants, Lions, Meerkats and all kinds of birds. The one I am most interested on is one they did not mention... Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus. I believe I have a decent chance of finding it in spots not too far from the Cape. I am not against bumping into the odd Ostrich or Secretary Bird, or even a Rhino, but woodies are my thing and terrestrial species like Ground Woodpecker are fascinating... as soon as I see one I will try to write it up and this blog...

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