AFROTROPICAL Mediterranean Scrub Fynbos
birds

The Fynbos of southern Africa hosts several endemics, including the iconic Sugarbirds...

Family Phasianidae

Pternistis capensis, 'Cape Spurfowl' (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens).

Family Coliidae: Mousebirds

Colius striatus'Speckled Mousebird' (Avian Leisure Cape Town).

Family Pycnonotidae: Bulbul

Pycnonotus capensis'Cape Bulbul', (Avian Leisure Cape Town).

Family Sturnidae: Starlings

Onychognathus morio'Red-winged Starling' (Avian Leisure Cape Town).

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers, Chats

Melaenornis silens'Fiscal Flycatcher', (Avian Leisure, Cape Town).

Family Promeropidae: Sugarbirds

Promerops cafer'Cape Sugarbird', (Avian Leisure, Cape Town).

Family Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

Cinnyris chalybeus'Southern Double-collared Sunbird', (Avian Leisure, Cape Town).

Nectarinia famosa, 'Malachite Sunbird', (Avian Leisure Cape Town).

Family Fringillidae: Finches

Serinus canicollis, 'Cape Canary' (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.