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Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby francoisd » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:41 am

Greater Double Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer)

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Groot-rooibandsuikerbekkie
German: Großer Halsband-Nektarvogel
French: Souimanga à plastron rouge
Portuguese: Beija-flor-de-banda-larga
Dutch: Grote kraaghoningzuiger

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:22 pm

Saw the male from a distance in WCNP a few weeks ago, but no photo, sorry.
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Unread postby francoisd » Thu May 31, 2007 9:25 am

Taken in Addo Main Camp

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu May 31, 2007 1:42 pm

I hope they will be there when I go in September.

I have only seen 2, one in March at WCNP with MN, C o'Dee & Dreamer.
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Sunbird: Greater Double-collared

Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:10 pm

Recently all the Aloes have been flowering in the Eastern Cape especially in Addo Elephant and Mountain Zebra National Parks where the Sunbirds have been having a field day especially in the main camps where the males snatch a quick feed and then chase each other away from this food source for the rest of the day.
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Saw mine last Friday at Walter Sisulu BG :D
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Cherries » Tue May 04, 2010 10:03 pm

This one spent a long time on the Strelitzia and let me get quite close.

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Wed May 05, 2010 5:43 pm

GREAT photo Cherries!!! :dance:
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Cherries » Thu May 06, 2010 8:19 pm

Thank you Bobbi! Isn't digital great - happy snappy till we're happy! :lol:

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 20, 2010 6:38 pm

Cherries! :thumbs_up: where was this?
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Cherries » Thu May 20, 2010 8:32 pm

Hiya RJ!!

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 20, 2010 9:33 pm

Oh Ok, they quite common around here, havent been able to photograph them that close though, well done! :D
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby NickyG » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:24 pm

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Is this a greater, or lesser ? I just know its a sunbird. Saw it in Addo.
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