Circles within Circles


As this male Double-Banded Sandgrouse looked up at me, it felt like it was trying on some hypnosis trick. It’s eyes circles, it feathers circles and its body circular.

Sitting watching this pair I could but help thinking about how their monogamous family relationship was like, doing everything together, wherever they were in the National Park.

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While visiting the Kruger National Park in South Africa, I was fortunate to get both the Male and Female Double-Banded Sandgrouse. A very posh pair indeed. (Find the Female Double-Banded Sandgrouse here)

I called this Circles within circle because those bright yellow eyerings and the circle of the body seem to send me into a trance. Its as if he is saying, “Look into my eyes..”

The evening was drawing in when I took these two beautiful birds and seeing them in their natural habitats was incredible.

The Double-Banded Sandgrouse is generally a ground dwelling bird living off mainly seeds it finds in the arid places it lives in.

As for this bird, he believes in a monogomous relationship and as such you will generally find them in pairs or fours during the day.

At night they normally group in up to 10 near water.

Thank you for supporting me, as I visit national parks, as the National parks Guy, I hope to bring some of the amazing and varied wildlife into your home.


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