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The African Dusky Flycatcher (Afrikaans Name Donkervlieevanger) is a small bird commonly found in wooded areas and gardens.

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We found this one, feeding its young, in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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As can be seen in these pictures the youngster appears much larger than the parent and we suspect that the nest may have been hybridised by another species, perhaps a cuckoo.

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It was such a priviledge to observe this interaction, the youngster was so greedy and demanding.

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