robrowe's picture

Neon orange bird

Observed: 21st June 2012 By: robrowe

Saw this beautiful stranger on our bird table - any ideas on what species? Would it have blown off course from usual migration routes or more likely to be an escapee? Any ideas welcome!

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LordMuzzy's picture

Beautiful stranger

A tropical African bird, most likely an escapee (but who knows with this recent strange weather!) Great to see!



pirayaguara's picture

It is certainly an escapee as

It is certainly an escapee as this species has a fairly limited range in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as is not migratory

Ray Turner's picture

East Africa

Agree on almost certainly an escapee but it is locally common in Tanzania and Kenya too.



pirayaguara's picture

Right you are - I've seen

Right you are - I've seen them displaying in Tsavo