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Coqui Francolin Peliperdix coqui

The Coqui is the smallest Southern African Francolin, and we were fortunate to have two sightings of these usually difficult birds on a private Cape to Kruger tour. On both occasions, we happened to be in the right place at the right time.  To me, the Coqui Francolin is one of the prettiest Francolins to see and many years back, it was the 500th bird I saw in Southern Africa. Coqui Francolins prefer tall grassland and feed on seeds, small fruits and shoots, with an increased intake of insects during summer. The photo shows a male bird, which cannot be confused with any other Francolin. However, the female is very similar to the Shelley’s Francolin.

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Since Hurricane Maria, people in Puerto Rico have been without easy access to electricity, clean drinking water, or food. Many are still staying in shelters; some are living in the ruins of their homes. The once-lush green trees were stripped bare and uprooted.

But all is not lost.

There are two quintessential Puerto Rican sounds that survived:

One is the plaintive song of the tiny coqui frog.

The other is the improvised Afro-Puerto Rican call-and-response musical tradition known as Plena.

Puerto Rico’s ‘Singing Newspapers’ Tell A Story Of Resilience

Photos: Angel Valentin for NPR

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