Sunday, April 9, 2017

Backyard birding - Brimstone Canary

Brimstone Canary (Crithagra sulphurata)

The brimstone canary or bully canary, (Crithagra sulphurata), is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is a resident breeder in central and southern Africa.  This species is found in open, lightly wooded habitats, such as hillsides with trees or scrub and forest edges.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Backyard Birding - Marico Sunbird

Marico Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis)

This stunning sunbird is often found in more arid areas, where it is a common resident in woodland and savanna. The male can be separated from purple-banded sunbird by its larger size, longer bill and broader purple breast band.