This is a male nectarina coquereli, the smallest bird in Mayotte. It is sitting in a Albizia lebbeck or "bois noir" (black wood) tree. The seed pods make a great noise when the winds stirs them.
I'm not sure what these seeds are. There is another smaller variety that comes from a climbing plant called "devil's eyes," but these seeds come from a thorny tree. The name still fits, if you sask me.
Cajanus cajan or ambrevade. All from the same plant, magnificent range of colors and patterns. And yummy to boot.
Isn't he gorgeous? He cooperated so well for the pic! (It's a punaise in French, and I think it is some kind of soldier bettle in English, isn't it?--Don't want to take the time to try to id it on the net)
Fiery interior of an unidentified flower, and...
...its pale, blushing-damsel exterior.
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