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Amani Ndegi

Green-headed Oriole (Oriolus chlorocephalus amani), Amani, East Usambaras, Tanzania Dense early morning mist was swirling around the old buildings at Amani, as I emerged from my room at the Medical Research Institute. It had taken most of the previous day to get here from Arusha, the last stretch of rutted road up the forested slopes … Read more Amani Ndegi

Sapphire Fairy

Splendid Fairy-Wren (Malurus splendens), Quaalup Homestead, Fitzgerald River NP, Australia It had been a surprisingly cold night, not far from freezing, and I was up early and out exploring the Banksia-dominated bush fringes of the Quaalup Homestead. A pair of Restless Flycatchers were hawking winged insects from a washing line, and a solitary Laughing Kookaburra … Read more Sapphire Fairy

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