Common Waxbill

The Common Waxbill (Afrikaans name, Rooibeksysie) is a pretty little bird with his grey plumage, red chest and red mask. We call him the masked bandit.

Often seen around grassy areas near the water, they crowd around gobbling up all the seed they can find. We often see them at Intaka Island in Century City.

They are the main brood host of the Pin-tailed Whydah

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African Stonechat

The African Stonechat (Afrikaans name, Gewone Bontrokkie) is such a cute little bird, often seen balancing on the tops of dry stalks in the…
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Grey Heron

The Grey Heron (Afrikaans name, Bloureier) is a large heron and a common resident at pans, lakes, dams and slow moving rivers. We have seen…