Blue Guarri

Euclea crispa is a single-stemmed small tree with many smaller branches forming a dense crown reaching a height of 2–6 metres and a spread of 2–4 metres.

The bark varies from grey and smooth, when young, to dark brown and rougher with age; it is often found covered in lichen. The young growth usually has rusty brown glands which disappear with age.

The leaves are small; blue to grey and variable in shape. They are smooth and leathery to the touch. Whitish green to yellow bell-shaped flowers are produced from spring to summer – October to February; they attract bees with their sweet scent. The male and female flowers are on separate trees. A single-seeded fruit ripens from reddish brown to black. They are palatable to humans and eaten by birds and mammals.

Cape Robin

Cape Robin

The Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra) is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher...

African Hoopoe

African Hoopoe

(Upupa epops) The African Hoopoe is widely distributed throughout South Africa. Not a particularly...

Red Bishop

Red Bishop

The southern red bishop or red bishop (Euplectes orix) is a small passerine bird belonging to the...

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

The Secretary bird is a bird of prey, but unlike other raptors it has long legs, wings and a tail....

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) is a member of the duck, goose, and swan family...

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) or – to distinguish it from the true fish...

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