Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
(aka Black-and-white Munia Lonchura bicolor)
Black-and-white Mannikin, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Kakum, Ghana
May 2011

The Black-and-white Mannikin is distributed throughout much of Africa south of the Sahara. It is found in thick grass and bushes in forest clearings and edges, along water courses and in unkempt gardens.

It is glossy black above and white below with black bars on the flanks. The bill is large and blue-grey in colour.

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