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.