SOUTHERN BOUBOU IV

Over the past four years a pair of rather handsome looking Southern Boubous have made their home either in or very close to our garden. At first I used to see them very rarely and then seldom for long enough to photograph them. Over the past year they have visited the feeding area more frequently to see what is on offer. This female is perched on the edge of the bird bath:

Now she is being a little coy:

The male is bolder and does not seem to mind being photographed whilst enjoying his meal:

I enjoy hearing their beautifully rich tonal duets echo through the garden before I spot one or other of them perched fairly high up in the branches of one of the many trees. As they can mimic other birds too, they have a pleasing repertoire of sounds that are sometimes confusing to the ear. They mostly call early in the mornings or later during the afternoons.

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44 thoughts on “SOUTHERN BOUBOU IV

  1. Nice! and a great name too.

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    • It requires patience and remaining still for a while in order to photograph these normally rather shy birds, so I am pleased with the results too. Thank you, Eliza.

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  2. They are very elusive in our garden; visits are infrequent and sightings let alone photo opportunities are rare.
    These are lovely photos, Anne.

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to this bird. We do not have them in the coastal bend area of Texas. I find it fun to learn who observes birds in their area.

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