Environmental Landscape Design Specialist

  Creating Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscapes and Gardens   

  Nature conservation begins at your own front door

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Birds commonly seen in Urban Indigenous Gardens

These birds are either breeding residents, or are to be found daily in urban indigenous gardens

pfc African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

bcb Black Collard barbet  Lybius torquatus (breeding resident)

bm Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus (breed)

cwe Cape White eye Zosterops pallidus (breed)

hiHadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash (breeding resident)

ld Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis (breeding resident)

rnd Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata (breeding resident)

sm Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus (breeding resident)

swSpectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis (breeding resident)

These bird are seen frequently in urban indigenous gardens
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta

bs Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Black sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
Black-bellied Starling Lamprotornis corruscus
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida

cs Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris

dcb Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor (breed)

Diderick Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Grey Sunbird Cyanomitra veroxii

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Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis (Photo Geoff Nichols)

Southern Black Tit Parus niger
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus

spotted back weaver
Speckle backed weaver Ploceus cucullatus (Photo Geoff Nichols)

Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala (breed)
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambicus
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus

These birds are seen from time to time in urban indigenous gardens

African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus

Yellow Billed Kite Milvus aegyptius

Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis
Brimstone Canary Crithagra sulphuratus
Burchell's Coucal Centropus burchellii
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris

Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Lesser Striped Swallow Hirundo abyssinica
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro                

Landscapes and Gardens that are Nature Friendly

Ecoman Durban Indigenous Landscape Design Consultant

Designing “Proudly South African” Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscapes and Gardens

I design “Proudly South African” landscapes and gardens that are Bio-Diverse as well as being pleasing to the eye.

I use my many years of landscape planning and design as well as landscape construction experience coupled to my vast knowledge of the requirements of nature to create habitat suitable for birds, butterflies and other creatures to live and breed in.

I always apply the basic principles of good landscape design to create an aesthetically pleasing garden that at the same time satisfies the living requirements of the target creatures that I would like to attract. My speciality is to attract birds, butterflies and solitary bees. I design and build Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens

So let Ecoman design and create a garden for you right now that will be a haven for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, frogs and lizards in the number of species comparable to Kruger National Park.

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This page was created on 10.07.07
This page was last updated on 23.11.13