The Cape rockjumper has been named as Birdlife South Africa’s bird of the year. The little but majestic bird was selected by BirdLife South Africa as its ambassador for the Fynbos biome.
According to the Western Cape birding, seven other bird species might be found in the Fynbos biome, but the Cape rockjumper was a perfect choice. The Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Protea Canary, Cape Siskin, Victorin’s Warbler, Agulhas Long-billed Lark and the Hottentot Buttonquail are the other types of birds that will be spotted in the area.
Getaway mentions further that the story of the Cape rockjumper is part of an even larger one as it is also one of only two species of rockjumper’s, which are only found in South Africa.
BirdLife SA also partners up with international bird tour operator Rockjumper Birding Tours from 2021 to raise awareness about the two rockjumper species.
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