Orange-breasted sunbird

In Cape Town, South Africa, the beautiful orange-breasted sunbirds (Anthobaphes violacea, kapinmedestäjä in Finnish) are common. This sunbird is endemic to the fynbos habitat of southwestern South Africa. We could quite easily approach those and get some nice shots.


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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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2 Responses to Orange-breasted sunbird

  1. Rigby says:

    What a beautiful bird; the contrast with the protea is very fine. Why do you wrap your hands and camera in a black shopping bag, Olli?

    • The first and third picture were taken in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, a lot of beautiful flowers there. The middle picture is from the top of Table Mountain. – I guess you mean the last picture when referring to a plastic bag? There is my travel mate Paul holding his black camera with a black wrist strap – no bag there (but due to occasional rain showers that would have been handy).

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