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31 Mar, 2019

Malachite Sunbirds in the Drakensberg

By Ian Shooter|2019-12-04T15:06:14+02:00Mar 31st, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Fauna - animals and birds, Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks|Tags: beautiful, birds, Fanua, Protea|

Malachite Sunbirds in the Drakensberg Malachite sunbirds, or to use the Latin name:  Nectarinia Famosa are certainly absolutely stunning birds. As you can see from their Latin name, Malachite Sunbirds in the Drakensberg they will eat nectar by preference. However, what most people don't realise is that they also eat insects, spiders and small lizards. So, they will really eat anything small enough to fit into their beaks. In the Drakensberg they are quite [...]

09 Mar, 2019

Drakensberg Protea Dracomontana – Dwarf Protea

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-09T18:41:15+02:00Mar 9th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Flora - flowers and trees., Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks|Tags: beautiful, drakensberg flowers, Fanua, indigenous, Protea|

Drakensberg Protea (Protea Dracomontana) The Drakensberg Protea Dracomontana is commonly found on the grassy slopes of the Drakensberg at altitudes between 1600m and 2500m. It only grows up to 1m tall, so you can see why it is commonly known as the dwarf protea. Protea Dracomontana flowers vary in color from creamy yellow, to pink and even light red.  Like all Proteas in the Drakensberg it relies on the winter fires to help it [...]

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