Jameson’s Firefinch

I saw this beautiful firefinch couple at the Zimanga bird hide during our morning session.  They are similar in size to the blue waxbills, and like them have such soft, gentle looking faces.  As with (almost) all birds, the male has much more vibrant colouring than the female.  And check out the tiny white dots running along the sides of their chests; such a delicate detail.

The female Jameson's fire finch (the male wasn't far away) 1/2500 sec, f9.0 ISO 1600
The female Jameson’s fire finch (the male wasn’t far away)
1/2500 sec, f9.0 ISO 1600
Time for drink. 1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250
Time for drink.
1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250
A stern look from the male firefinch. 1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250
A stern look from the male firefinch.
1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250
The look on their faces! "OMG he's huge!" 1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250
The look on their faces! “OMG he’s huge!”
1/1250 sec, f8.0, ISO 1250

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