Sunday, 29 May 2011
Azores Bullfinch (Priolo) feeding on Pink Knotweed Persicaria capitata an introduction from Asia (thanks Gareth for identifying that)
Orchid sp. Gareth Knass kindly provided this info: Platantera micrantha. It doesnt have an english name but the logical one would be Small-flowered Butterfly Orchid as the latin micrantha means 'small-flowered'. The Portuguese name translates as 'Pennywort-to-kill' or 'Pennywort Bush' - presumably because it looks like a Wall Pennywort (Umbilicus sp.).
Spent today in the Laurissilva of Sao Miguel looking for the Azores endemic 'Azores Bullfinch or Priolo' amongst endemic laurel forest.