Sugar Bird & Spider by Leonard Browne (photograph)
This photograph of a Sugar Bird and Spider was submitted to our Novembers Photography Competition by Leonard Browne. The sugarbirds are a small family of passerine birds which are restricted to southern Africa. The two species of sugarbird make up one of only two bird families restricted entirely to southern Africa … the other being the rock-jumpers Chaetopidae. In general appearance as well as habits they resemble large long-tailed sunbirds. They have brownish plumage, the long downcurved bill typical of passerine nectar feeders, and long tail feathers. (Source: Wikipedia).
Photograph: Sugar Bird & Spider by and © Leonard Browne (South Africa)