Narina Trogon at Mkhaya

Here’s one for all you birding enthusiasts – some pictures of the elusive Narina Trogon taken at Mkhaya Game Reserve this week.

Did you know? The Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina) is sparsely distributed in suitable forest patches throughout Swaziland. Unmistakable, with bright green upper parts and chest, and red underparts, it is more frequently heard than seen. Listen out for a series of mournful hoots and spot it foraging by sallying from a perch to capture an insect before returning to its perch.

Book a visit to Mkhaya to see if you can spot them!

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Author: Big Game Parks

Sawubona! Welcome to Big Game Parks' Blog! From the flatlands in the East, through the mountainous and scenic West, to the heart of the lowveld in the South East, the Kingdom of Swaziland not only offers you nearly every example of African landscape but also unforgettable wildlife, culture, adventure and birding experiences. Big Game Parks (BGP) is a private non-profit Trust which manages three game reserves in Swaziland: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. All follow a common mission: to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland's natural heritage. In 1960 the Reilly's family established the Kingdom's first game reserve on the Reilly family farm, Mlilwane. Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve soon followed and today the company's contribution to the restoration and protection of the Kingdom’s biodiversity is of great significance (BGP actually saved 22 species from extinction in Swaziland!) and can truly be appreciated by the discerning traveller. Swaziland is well-situated between Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo. Big Game Parks’ well-positioned and diverse game reserves are an essential destination in any itinerary. Discover all the latest Big Game Parks tourism, conservation and community happenings right here. Sitawubonana! See you soon!

1 thought on “Narina Trogon at Mkhaya”

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