Friday, September 26, 2014

According to Collins  Birds of Western and Central Africa his habitat is ‘open and bushed tall grass areas’ , which is exactly what our land is now since we have not really started landscape gardening here yet. He often sits in the little lemon tree, then he takes off for a tour around, but when he gets to the perimetre of our land he turns around and comes trundling  back again through the air like an oversized red bumblebee. Another favourite place to sit is on the mud turret of the bogolan studio, where he looks very regal surveying the land. I think he must be a very good example, even prettier than his  illustration in Collins.  I will have to wait for my photographic bird expert Birgit to take some better pictures of the Bish!


Blogger Susan Scheid said...

That is one lovely bird! Even more dramatic than our scarlet tanager here (which, as a kid, I called the black-winged red bird).

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