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P1100912

Observed: 8th November 2011 By: Salaris
P1100912
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ray Turner's picture

Favourite

Yes it might be this but then it might be one of a number of similar sunbirds so I can’t agree. Lovely though aren’t they, sunbirds are one of my favourite species.

Ray

Ray

JamesPDeans's picture

I'm not that sure either

Much easier to tell in the field.
Could be an emerald sunbird too.
I wish I knew more about them.

Thanks
James P Deans

pirayaguara's picture

If you look at the beak on

If you look at the beak on the left hand bird closely it is obvious these are not sunbirds -I thought a weaver of some sort or a cuckoo shrike to start with now I think it may be a flycatcher but of the two most likely bluemantled has a wing bar and white tail has white outer tail coverts - neither has a white supercilium

You are right sunbirds ae lovely but the birds in the picture are not sunbirds

wolvobirder's picture

Although the left hand bird

Although the left hand bird most probably isn't a sunbird (although I can't discount a young sunbird as I am not familiar with the species) the right hand one could still be as you can't see the bill in this photo. I see there is another photo (in another observation) of the green bird with the bill exposed and it looks to be a sunbird as it is feeding from a flower.

wolvobirder's picture

The left hand bird looks very

The left hand bird looks very sparrow like

pirayaguara's picture

Which is why I wondered about

Which is why I wondered about weavers

Tony Rebelo's picture

South African website

Please note that there is a South African iSpot at http://za.ispot.org.uk where you are likely to get faster and more accurate identification of local species.