Sunday, 1 March 2015

White-eared Barbets on the South Coast

text and photos by Andy Ruffle

Eric Kok recently reported that he had seen some White-eared Barbet (Stactolaema leucotis) in Umtentweni.

The furthest south we usually see these birds is Umdoni Park at Pennington.

Today, I was alerted to an unusual call in my back garden in Sea Park. Further investigation revealed two White-eared Barbet busily eating the fruit of a Bridelia micrantha tree.
They now take my garden bird list to 113 species.

White-eared Barbet in Bidelia micrantha, Sea Park
(Photo Andy Ruffle)
White-eared Barbet in Bidelia micrantha, Sea Park
(Photo Andy Ruffle)
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