27 Feb 2019

African Silverbills – Talea Valley

Whilst birding the Talea Valley last autumn I was sitting under some bushes waiting for Arabian Red-capped Lark to come down and drink at a water hole, a few African Silverbill landed in the tree to my side allowing me to take a few closeup photos. We get Indian Silverbill in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia where I live but African Silverbill takes its place in the west and south-west regions. Birds are almost always seen in small groups often calling to each other to keep in contact. I forgot to post the photos at the time so am doing so now.
African Silverbill

African Silverbill

African Silverbill

African Silverbill

3 comments:

  1. Hey there! Why not African, Jem?

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    1. This was a mistake in naming. Only African Silverbill occurs in this region and they have black rumps showing African even if they both occurred there.

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    2. You'll want to change the write-up as well, mate. ;-)

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