African Birds, African Wildlife, Wildlife
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Swainson’s Spurfowl – Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Swainson's Spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii Kruger National Park

This pair of Swainson’s Spurfowls (Pternistis swainsonii) was one of the little highlights on our last trip into the Kruger National Park.  Whenever at the junction of the H7 and the untarred road towards Maroela camp we were sure to spot these two territorial birds. Seemingly undisturbed and rather inquisitive at first, they frantically started to look for cover in the tall grass every time our car approached. After experiencing this ritual half a dozen of times we baptized them Tweedledee and Tweedledum – a funny couple in a wild Wonderland.

To listen to their captivating call please read the post and click on the mp3 file.


  1. You are so right Dries, absolutely enchanting to wake up with them in the bush. I’ve added a mp3 file in the post for whenever you’re stuck in the office 🙂 although I guess you’re about to enjoy holidays soon!

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