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Golden Gate National Park

Bearded Vulture is the bird everyone associates with the high mountains of the area. Other large birds that soar around the crags of Golden Gate include Black Stork, Bald Ibis, Cape Vulture, Black and Martial Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Lanner and Peregrine Falcon and Common Kestrel. Black and Alpine Swift are also common airbound species. Highland specials to search for in the park include: Greywing and Redwing Francolin, Mountain, Mocking and Buffstreaked Chat, Sentinel and Cape Rock Thrush, Orangebreasted Rockjumper, Rock Pipit, Ground Woodpecker, Ayre's, Wailing and Lazy Cisticola, Gurney's Sugarbird, Malachite, Greater Doublecollared and Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird and Drakenberg Siskin.

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