As we prepared
our meal on the edge of Kakum Forest, a sparrow-sized bird sporting an extraordinary
tail flew down and perched on a fence. I asked our guide what was the local
name for the bird, and he said, straight-faced, "We call that one the
It seemed fair enough. There was no chance of it being confused with any other bird we saw around Kakum!
Later, it posed for me delightfully in a tree amongst the dead tendrils of a vine which had grown in the previous rainy season. After I got my shot, it flew away with a bounding flight, as if bouncing up and down on the magnificent two feathers in its tail
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