Marico Sunbird female - Agility and Dexterity
A female Marico Sunbird leans from a dried branch in order to reach a pool of water.
This is a typical African bushveld photograph, dull in color and basically lacking it as a whole. There is a good reason for this. To blend in with one's surroundings makes one invisible in many ways. Camouflage. A critical tool in survival and existence.
This specific female is driven by thirst, that she will literally hang upside down, clinging on with only claw and foot, in order to quench her thirst. And it is this desire for life that is beautiful ... dull in color or not.
The Marico sunbird or Mariqua sunbird is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.
It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.