This bird is unmistakable with silvery-grey upper parts and rufous underparts. The first time I saw this bird was while my friend Sue and I were birding in the Kenyan bush. At the time I only managed to photograph it from the back. This time here in Tanzania, I managed to get several clear and satisfactory photos of this incredible little bird.
Silverbird; no prizes for guessing where it gets its name!
The Silverbird is found in dry bush areas or acacia woodlands
The Silverbird is locally endemic. It hawks for insects in the air, but while we watched on Sunday, this bird swooped down onto the ground to capture insect prey.
The Silverbird's song is a sweet, thrush-like song
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