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The birdlife is wonderfully varied and includes such flagship species as the ostrich, vulture and marabou stork, whose ugliness you don’t want disturbing your dreams. Around bodies of water, you may see flamingos, exotic cranes and storks, while the forests are home to huge hornbills and rare species, such as the sunbird and touraco. Even the starlings get a makeover here, with the superb starling being everything it’s cracked up to be. There are also dozens of species of weaver bird, which make the distinctive bag-like nests seen hanging from acacia trees.