Name of the farm (2)
Bird species that lays egg in nest of another bird species and let's them raise the chick
Bird's food is crushed and ground in this second stomach
Another name for a beak usually used for waterbirds
Plant chwed by the San to stop them feeling hungry or thirsty
Reed-like plants that are part of the the fynbos kingdom
On the colouring-in page, a bird with a black head that whistles and sings beautifully but is not found in the South Western Cape
The abbreviation of a Pale Chanting Goshawk
These creatures are an important part of the diet of a Pale Chanting Goshawk
The Spring ................ is on 23rd September - the hours of day and night are almost equal
This kind of nymph has gills to breathe under water
This kind of nymph is a ferocious predator grabbing its prey with spring-loaded jaws
This type of beetle traps air bubbles in the hairs of its legs
Where in the river does the water rush and travel very fast?
This kind of larvae spins a silk mat to secure itself on the rocks so it is not washed away
This is a group of stars that make an imaginary shape usually named after mythological characters, animals or shapes.
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