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Southern Double Collared Sun Bird

Cinnyris Chalybeus


Smaller than the Greater Doubled Collard and with a significantly smaller red band on its chest, this bird presents as a usual sunbird with a long slender bill. Its harsh 'chee-chee' call is a regular sound in the gardens around the cape and this one is taking advantage of a water sprinkler as the long hot dry summer comes to an end.


Endemic to costal, Karoo and fynbos scrub and forest

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Michael Strydom
Spotted by
Michael Strydom

Langeberg Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.94, Long: 19.82

Spotted on Feb 4, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

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