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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:09 pm

The large red breast makes is GDCS, common in Addo :D
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby NickyG » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:37 am

RJ - Thanks mate, appreciate it. You've also motivated me into buying Robertson's birds book...! I really must start educating myself :dance:
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:08 pm

Its a pleasure :thumbs_up: Im glad, you cant go wrong with a field guide, you'll start to get the hang of these birds much easier!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:58 pm

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby AlexBotany » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:49 am

NickyG wrote:Image

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


Beautiful bird NickyG! I love the vegetation in the Addo Elephant park. The tree in that shot looks like a Schotia, I know S. afra abounds in the park so that is probably what it is. It's the plant next to it that I'm especially intrigued by, is it an alien Ceropegia, looks a lot like C. dichotoma to me. If it is then it is native to the Canary Islands.

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Bosnimf » Tue May 31, 2011 10:37 pm

I love winter in the lowveld, when all the aloes flower! I have found that Skukuza and Letaba are great spots to sit and wait for sunbirds. Patience is the key :D

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Johann » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:28 pm

I like :thumbs_up:
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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Rookie » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:56 pm

I saw this DCSB recently in the Ebb and Flow area in the Wilderness.
The yellow colouring I presume is part of its breeding plumage.

Not the best photo, but lighting in the evening was not great.

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Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:39 pm

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