Crested Barbet. The extended twitter of treee treeetee teeeeetree announces the presence of this fruit eating visitor to the tree canopy of the savanna woodlands, riverine forests and now suburbia. Crested Barbet is not resident in sub tropical Durban, but every Jauary one passes through a Park near where I live and I delight in hearing him call for days before he pushes of on the rest his journey
Crested Barbet - Hans Kruse. So stylish :)
White Throated Magpie Jay.
Southern Carmine Bee-eaters. Carmine Bee-eaters are social birds breeding in colonies on river banks and foraging out over open country. They are attracted to bush fires and hawk around the edges; their Mandinka name (in The Gambia) means 'cousin to the fire.' This species occurs across sub-equatorial Africa.
Gorgeous colored and decorated Spreeuw (Sturnus vulgaris)