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 Post subject: Siskin, Drakensberg
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Location: Randburg
Drakensberg Siskin
Crithagara symonsi (Bergpietjiekanarie)

Occurs in grassland and scrub in the high mountains, descending into kloofs down to 1,500m in winter. Forages on the ground among rocks and vegetation and is easily overlooked. Food: seeds, buds and insects. Monogamous. Cup nest often in rock face crevice. Canary like song.

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Taken at top of Sani Pass. Think I was still shaking after the journey up the pass!! :lol:

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Croc Bridge - 6 April 2012
Berg en Dal - 7&8 April 2012


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 Post subject: Re: Siskin, Drakensberg
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:46 pm 
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Location: Midrand
Male and female - Naude's Neck December 2013

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Drakensberg Siskin by trevor.charters, on Flickr

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Drakensberg Siskin Female by trevor.charters, on Flickr

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