Giant Ebony Popcorn Kernels

CC-BY-SA 2.o; built on photograph by Francesco VeronesiJackson’s Whydad bird. Or -widowbird (Euplectes jacksoni)

These little guys entertained us with their mating dances. My photographs don’t do them justice, but here is a video by dmarieX3NA to show the display:


Image from page 384 of “Man and beast in eastern Ethiopia : From observations made in British East Africa, Uganda, and the Sudan ” (1911)*
Once the mating season’s over this fine fellow loses his finery. But you don’t have to.

*This book has the most stunning wood engravings.


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