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Cape Autumn Widow

Dira clytus

Description:

Wingspan 45-55mm. Male (nominate)

Habitat:

Flatslands, coast, hillsides, parks and gardens. Distribution: often very common, especially in thick patches of kikuyu. In Fynbos in south wersten part of tange, and Nama Karoo, Grassland and grassy savanna further north east. Near sea level in south, but also at higher altitudes to north and east. Nominate from W Cape to E Cape. D.c. eurina in E Cape

Notes:

single brooded, nominate late Feb-Apr. D.c eurina late Feb to late March

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Neilen Joyce
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Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 27, 2013

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