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Bird Sanctuary, Paarl, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/500 s, f/5.6, ISO 200 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Purpurhuhn Dutch  Roodkruinzwaluw
Italian  Pollo sultano comune Spanish  Golondrina Colilarga


An aggressive bird, that runs and swims well, can perch on trees. Bullies towards other waterbirds, may kill ducklings. Flies high at night, issuing a loud, harsh screech.


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