Open all day, everyday, the African Palm-nut Tree in my garden hosts a variety of diners:
Purple (Violet) Glossy Starling noted for its iridescent purple, blue, green plumage and yellow eyes. (Bottom right with palm-nut in beak.)
African Gray Hornbill and pair ( right photo, left Hornbill with palm-nut).
Green Wood Hoopoe in Tropical Almond Tree and Palm-nut Tree. This Hoopoe is identified by its long black and white spotted tail and orange/red curved beak.
Western Gray Plantain-eater
Double-toothed Barbet in Frangipangi tree
Senegal Parrot in Tropical Almond Tree
My favorite: Senegal Coucal. A handsome bird with black tail, whitish underparts, chocolate-brown back, and red eyes. When I hear its call ‘click…click’ , it is chasing after a cat quite annoyed and fearlessly.
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