Garden Birds of South Africa – Bokmakierie
A pictorial introduction to birds in and around a suburban South African garden with particular reference to the Western suburbs of Johannesburg and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
I have attempted to source reference of the eggs and various egg colours wherever possible.
Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus)
- FOOD: Mainly insects. Also snails, frogs and small reptiles
- HABITAT: Grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs. Not uncommon to suburban areas
- NEST: Well hidden cup shaped nest in dense shrubs
- Bokmakieries fly with fast wing beat which displays a bright yellow tip of its green tail especially when landing. They feed mainly on the ground. Size: 22–23cm