Wednesday, February 16

Sharks Of The Sky

The Taita Falcon is "a smallish bird (about 28cm) which is a rare localized resident mainly found in Zimbabwe. Its habitat is cliffs and gorges while breeding and otherwise nearby woodlands. It is usually found singly or in pairs, hunting by swooping from the crags. The main diet is small birds."

Teita Falcon (image courtesy of

For an interesting account of tracking Africa's rarest avian raptor (plus some great photos), visit David Maritz's website.

If you want to see the Taita Falcon first-hand, maybe you'd like to stay at the Taita Falcon Lodge:

Teita Falcon Lodge (image courtesy of

I could eat breakfast overlooking the Mighty Zambezi.