17 September 2011

Little olive drab bird

The bush is so full of these little drab birds that are difficult to identify. Usually they are little grey ones, but this one is slightly brighter than grey, with a beak that appears to be a slightly out of alignment and beady little eyes.


When I am feeling more academic I will consult my field guide. For now I'll just enjoy it for what it is - a little olive drab bird.

UPDATE - 17 September 2011: I believe it is a Sombre Greenbul.

6 comments:

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent and very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Marmsk said...

Your photos are just amazing!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is a Cape White-eye Max. :)

Max-e said...

Hi Joan, this one is defintely the Sombre Greenbul. It does not have the distinctive white msrking circling the eye, but has a pale whitish eye. You will also see that the tail feathers are longer. I have a photo of a Cape White eye here http://themaxefiles.blogspot.com/search?q=white+eye

Marion said...

Great picture, beautiful bird.
Best regards, marion
The netherlands

Judy said...

I like the trace of gold in his wings and tail...
But those eyes - I don't think he is friendly...