Attentive

Attentive

Francolin and spurfowl were for a long time all referred to as francolin. Although the birds all look similar scientists have discovered that they are not even that closely related. Broadly speaking, a francolin is smaller and has yellow legs. It flushes when disturbed from the open areas where it lives and has a musical call. A spurfowl is larger and has orange, red or black legs. It sits tight or runs when disturbed (rather than flushing) and roosts in trees at night. Spurfowl have harsh calls. The name ‘spurfowl’ is derived from the backwards-facing spurs on its heels. These are believed to be used for dualling during courtship battles between males.
Info source URL: http://southafrica.co.za/francolin-and-spurfowl.html
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The photo was taken during 2016-01 at Bushtime at Mabula, Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa.

Peckish

Peckish

The Eland is the world’s largest antelope. Males have twisted horns which are thick and tightly spiralled, growing up to 25″ in females and to 50″ in males. Eland belong to the same group as kudus, nyala and bushbuck. According to the AWF, their rich milk, tasty meat, and useful hides have made elands popular ranch animals and hunting targets.
Info source URL: https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/wildlife_eland.htm
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The photo was taken 2018-09 at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria, South Africa.

Snack

Vervet monkeys are gregarious animals living in organised troops which are dominated by males. Their access to food resources is regulated by the hierarchy of dominance. Females stay with their natal group, whereas males leave the group when they reach puberty. The diet of the vervet monkey is omnivorous, feeding on fruits, flowers and leaves as well as insects. It can differentiate between green and ripe fruit, as primates are one of few mammals with colour vision.
Info source URL: http://southafrica.co.za/vervet-monkey.html
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The photo was taken 2015-08 at Pine Lake Sun, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Snack