Half-collared sunbird on Bird of Paradise flower in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Photograph by Rosie Dyer

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
This beautiful half-collared sunbird was snapped sitting just outside the tent we were staying on at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve on the Wild Coast of South Africa. The plant is called a strelitzia reginae, or it is perhaps better known as a bird of paradise. This particular sunbird would wake us up every morning by tapping on our window. We're not sure if it was him marking his territory or trying to attack his own reflection!