The Secret World of the Cape Rockjumper

Dr Krista Oswald

The Secret World of the Cape Rockjumper

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Before coming to South Africa I was barely a birder, and was one of those people who heard “Rockjumper” and thought “oh neat! I’m studying penguins!”. No offence to the Rockhopper’s, but boy am I glad I was wrong. The Cape Rockjumper just may be the most magical bird on the planet, and they will always be my personal favourite bird. Here I will do my best to tell you why –– I’ll take you on a brief tour of the Rockjumper’s fascinating taxonomic history, how they cope with the heat, what they are like as parents, why group-living territorial birds are just the best, and probably a bit of general Fynbos-love in the process.

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Thu, March 31, 2022 at 19h00 (SAST)

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