South Africa’s endemic birds
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Drakensberg (or Orange-breasted) Rockjumper is a Drakensberg Mountain species whose range is shared with the tiny landlocked kingdom of Lesotho. One of the Drakensberg Rockjumper ’s most reliable stake-outs is Sani Pass, a winding 4×4 track from the village of Himeville into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. In 1996, several pipit specimens were collected for DNA analysis and it turned out that there was not one, but two new species to science in this sample!