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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
Unread postPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:33 pm 
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Oh Ok, they quite common around here, havent been able to photograph them that close though, well done! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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Is this a greater, or lesser ? I just know its a sunbird. Saw it in Addo.

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

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. August 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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NickyG wrote:
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Greater Double Collared Sunbird
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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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