BIRDS OF AFRICA
The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom
An episode from the series ICONS OF THE WILD
More or less direct descendants of the dinosaurs, birds are divided in about 20 families which pundits consider nonetheless rather homogeneous. Yet, what a disparity of evolution between the ostrich and the tiny quelea.
From an ecological standpoint birds have significantly differentiated from one another. With over 2,500 species resident or migrating, Africa is the best place to observe the often strange and spectacular behaviors of birds.