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The perfect place to visit if you love birding is the Seychelles. The beautiful islands have thousands of birds including a variety of endemic birds. Nature reserves and conservation organizations work to preserve threatened species.

Seychelles Sunbird

Seychelles Sunbird

The Seychelles Sunbird lives on the granitic islands of Seychelles and is found where there are lots of flowers. This noisy little bird is less than six inches. It uses its narrow and curved peak to reach nectar from flowers. If the sunbird can’t reach the nectar, it will tear a hole near the bottom of the flower and insert its bill. The difference between the male and female is the male has an gleaming violet-green patch on its throat and yellow tufts under its wings.

Seychelles Warbler

Seychelles Warbler

A songbird called Seychelles Warbler mostly lives on Cousin, Cousine and Aride. It lives in the thick scrub and dense woodland with tall trees. It builds a nest with grass or coconut fibres. This bird eats small insects from the underside of leaves or vegetation. The mail guards his mate by following her during her fertile period.

Seychelles Bulbul

Seychelles Bulbul

The Seychelles Bulbul is found in the forest and gardens of the large islands of Seychelles. It’s a noisy bird that squawks and chatters and is often aggressive toward other species of birds. This type of bird is social and lives in pairs or groups. The diet consists of fruit, insects, flowers, bird eggs and nectar. Its nest is made of palm fibers, leaves, twigs and moss.

Seychelles Magpie Robin

The Seychelles Magpie Robin is a very rare bird that’s active and bold. It has glossy black feathers with some white in the wings. The diet is fruits, insects and worms. It builds large nests with grass, dried leaves and twigs. There was only a few of Seychelles Magpie Robins in the late 1960’s. Preservation efforts have resulted in increasing the population on three of the Seychelles islands.

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