Red Backed Mannikin

Red Backed Mannikin finds string for nest (Video)

While I was in the Drakensburg I filmed this Red Backed Mannikin (aka Brown Backed Mannikin) who had just found a string to assist with his nest-building.

Red Backed Mannikin

I don’t often see this variation; in the Eastern Cape we are more accustomed to the Bronze Mannikin and my garden is usually teeming with them.

Here’s the Red Backed Mannikin video:

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