Marico Sunbird

GoBundu will be issuing a weekly Birding Blog Post.  Each post will feature a bird that has been sighted by GoBundu on their travels around Southern Mozambique over the last 16 years, together with a link that takes you to the exact google earth location that the specific bird was sighted.  If you are a keen birder keep an eye on GoBundu Facebook page and Blog every Wednesday for specific locations on where you can spot various birdlife.

Marico Sunbird

Click here to view the precise sighting location where GoBundu saw a Marico Sunbird.  

Gobundu spotted a Marico Sunbird on Baleia Azul Estate in Ponta Mamoli.  This location is around a 30 minute from the Kosi Bay border (click on the above google earth link to view the exact sighting spot).  There was a bird party in the tree that the Marico Sunbird was spotted and various other birds where seen, such as:

Yellow-Rumped Tinker Barbet
Sombre Bulbul
Spectacled Weaver
Marico Sunbird

May be distinguished from the very similar Purple-banded Sunbird by its larger size, longer, thicker bill, and broader purple breast band.  It differs from the double-collared sunbirds by its black (not grey) belly from Shelleys and Neergaards Sunbirds by its purple (not red) breast band.

Habitat:  Thornveld and dry, broad-leaved woodland
Status:  Common resident.

Call:  A long series of closely spaced ‘trip’s’ a fast, warbling song.

If you would like to book accommodation in this area and try to spot the Marico Sunbird click here

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