Ringing – Fynbos birdlife

The 10 most ringed species are shown below, and these can be expected to be caught on most Fynbos bird ringing / bird banding expeditions. Cape White-eye (Zosterops virens), Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis), Southern Masked-Weaver (Ploceus velatus), Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra), Yellow Bishop (Euplectes capensis), Cape Bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis), Southern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix), Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus), Red-faced Mousebird (Urocolius indicus). Additional interesting species that have been caught include:
Cape Batis (Batis capensis), Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens), Common Fiscal (Lanius collaris), Swee Waxbill (Coccopygia melanotis), Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa), White-backed Mousebird (Colius colius), Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus), Bar-throated Apalis (Apalis thoracica), Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus), Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa). There is still potential for many other interesting species, especially Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer).  

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