This beautiful irridescent blue swallow can be seen swooping over the grassy hill country of the Drakensberg foothills. A ground hole nester, which comes to the region to breed, it is highlly endangered through loss of habitat to commercial forrestry.
The Silver-backed Butcherbird (Cracticus argenteus) is a small, shrike-like bird. It is a part-time predator but insects are also taken. It feeds on small lizards such as skinks and mice along with small birds that it snares and plucks out of the sky.