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(ac) GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED SUNBIRD ON A RED HOT POKER – AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR
Greater Double Collared Sunbirds are endemic to southern Africa. They occur in a wide range of habitats, from Afromontane and coastal forests to dry valley bushveld and suburban gardens. They generally occur singly, in pairs during the breeding season or occasionally in small flocks where food is abundant. Nectar is their primary food source but they will also take a variety of insects including beetles, caterpillars, moths and spiders snatched directly from the webs.
Being monogamous and solitary nesters, Greater Double Collared Sunbirds become very territorial during the breeding season, chasing other birds away from the vicinity of the nest. To attract a mate, the male will call loudly from a prominent perch, his curved bill pointing skywards, tail fanned and body swaying from side to side. The female builds the nest alone, the male will accompany her on material-gathering trips but he does not contribute, his only effort being to sing loudly while she builds!
The Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia) occur in a wide range of different species and are indigenous to Africa.
Acknowledgements to Peter McIntyre for the reference photograph.
A framed, original watercolour painting on Fabriano 250g Acid Free Watercolour Paper. Worldwide courier delivery is included in the price.
Size: 730mm x 580mm
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