A neighbor on the corner of our street exercises his birds above our house. Perhaps this bird belonged to him!
Another (better) view of the Black-throated Canary
Melianthus comosus is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub; all parts of the plant produce a strong [unpleasant] smell when bruised. It's common name is Giant Honey Flower and the Afrikaans name (necessary in South Africa) is Kruidjie-roer-my-nie (meaning: feathery-touch-me-not) The blue-green feathery leaves grow up to 75cm long, are attractively divided and have deeply toothed margins. Rusty-red flowers are carried high above the foliage and are followed by inflated balloon-like fruits.
This shrub attracts a multitude of birds; Red-eyed bulbuls; Malachite Sunbirds; Black-throated canaries; White-browed Sparrow-weavers; and Orange-River White-eyes.
Orange-river White-eye; one of the many birds which enjoy the Melianthus comosus in my garden
I'm linking my post to Wild Bird Wednesday here