Birds of Nyungwe

We may be here on a botanical trip but the non-plant wildlife of Nyungwe is hard to ignore. For somebody used to taking pictures of orchids (which are considerate enough to stay in one place) photographing birds is a challenge, but the sunbirds feeding on some of the native plants stay still just long enough to get a good picture. This is a female sunbird feeding on a Brillantaisia in Kamiranzovu swamp, two regal sunbirds and a Ruwenzori double-collared sunbird on giant Lobelia gibberoa, and a very large bird of prey in a tree near the KCCEM library




By the way the tree is Polyscias fulva and this post is by Amy using Simon’s iPad.


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  1. Matt Coles says:

    Any sightings of the Psychedelic Turkeys yet ?

  2. Janet Barnes says:

    Wow Amy, thanks for these – they are lovely shots

  3. Sarah Hughes says:

    I completely agree Janet, fantastic photos.