Friday, April 18, 2008

Red-Billed Firefinch

I was taking some pictures around the Royal Madikwe swiming pool when this little Red-Billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) landed a few meters from me. I just had enough time to get about 3 shots before he took off again.

This is the only Firefinch in the region with a reddish bill and rump. They mostly feed on seeds but also eat insects closer to their breeding time. (for higher protein intake).

For the next two weeks I will be guiding at Kukama (also in Madikwe) and will hopefully be adding many new images as time goes on.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.


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