There are red squirrels in the woods and buzzards are a frequent sight in the skies above.
Raucous Stellar Jays squawked their encouragement while buzzards circling overhead seemed to keep out a careful eye for fallen bikers.
The birds are similar to those of central Europe; in the mountains vultures, eagles, buzzards, kites, falcons and hawks are found.
The great kori bustard, the koorhan, turkey buzzards (known as insingisi), wild duck, and paauw are among the game birds.
By some authors it is referred to the eagles, by others to the buzzards, and by others again to the hawks; but possibly the first of these alliances is the most likely to be true.