Black-throated Wattle-eye

Platysteira peltata

We first stumbled across this species while spending a long weekend in Ballito on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. I had heard that the species ocurred in Ballito but had no expectation of bumping into it while walking the neighbourhood streets. Fortunately I was carrying my camera at the time and was able to snap two quick shots when the wattle-eye flew straight into my path. Good spots (where I have located this species before) to find this sought after species include: at the start of the walkway to the Sappi bird hide in Stanger, Pafuri Wilderness Camp in the Kruger National Park and the Waterberry coffee shop in Ballito.


Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Simbiti-Eco-Estate-149-BESTEST-EDITED-SM Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye (male) / Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 15 Feb 2020 Black-throated Wattle-eye / Ballito South Coast, South Africa / 21 January 2011 Black-throated Wattle-eye – juvenile / Pafuri Wilderness Camp, Northern Kruger National Park, South Africa / 23 June 2012 Wattle-eye / Sappi Bird Hide, Stanger, KZN, South Africa / 28 December 2011 Black-throated Wattle-eye / Dzanlanyama Forest, Malawi / 29 October 2016 Black-throated Wattle-eye – juvenile / Pafuri Wilderness Camp, Northern Kruger National Park, South Africa / 23 June 2012
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