Friday, April 15, 2011

This morning's tweet

This little Orange-breasted Sunbird is endemic to the Cape - and is found in the fynbos wherever there are proteas and ericas. It lives on nectar, insects and spiders. The male (seen here on the slopes of Table Mountain above Chapman's Peak Drive) has this gorgeous orange breast, whereas the female is quite ordinary - with a browny-yellow breast and otherwise just a little brown job - albeit rather a noisy one.


  1. We also have many sunbird species over here. The best time to see them is when the aloes are in bloom.