Dinosaur of the week: African Silverbill

Having observed Euodice cantans in Tamanrasset in mid-December caused quite a bit of a stir in the world of birding (http://www.magornitho.org/2019/01/african-silverbill-south-algeria/). I had been totally oblivious to the fact that this is a much sought-after species and also that this has been the first record of the species in southern Algeria in about a decade. According to the IUCN the species is least concern but more research is needed (https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22719761/131997328).

Here some facts for birders: I saw the flock of about half a dozen birds in the garden of our hotel in Tam (http://bois-petrifie.org/hotel.php). They seemed to be fairly settled in one of the big trees, moving to the neighbouring garden every now and then, but returning regularly. The hotel has a café and I’m pretty sure if customers ask nicely they can enjoy the garden and its inhabitants.


3 thoughts on “Dinosaur of the week: African Silverbill

  1. Pingback: The African Silverbill in Algeria is back from oblivion | MaghrebOrnitho

  2. This sounds exciting. And they look like really attractive birds, too! Lovely feathers, and nice faces!
    F x

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Pingback: Dinosaur of the week: Red-billed Firefinch | Spocki's World

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