The little rooibek of South Africa (Estrilda astrild) has been so long and well established in St Helena that it is known in the bird trade as the St Helena waxbill, and the brilliant scarlet weaver of Madagascar (Foudia madagascariensis) inhabits as an imported bird Mauritius, the Seychelles and even the remote Chagos Islands.
The ribbon of the first order is deep red with white edging, of the second scarlet with white central stripe.
The flame nasturtium with brilliant scarlet blossoms is T.
In the plains below, the swards are gay with the scarlet and white verbena and other brilliant wild flowers.
Sow salading every ten days; also carrots, onions and radishes for drawing young; and chicory for salads; sow endive for a full crop. In the first week sow Early Munich and Golden Ball turnips for succession, and in the third week for a full autumn crop. Sow scarlet and white runner beans for a late crop, and cabbages for coleworts.
She glanced down at her wrinkled nightclothes and felt a scarlet wave surge up her neck.
At the age of twenty-six months scarlet fever left her without sight or hearing.
Oculus solis, i ft., scarlet with black centre; and T.
The fauna includes buffaloes, a marsupial cuscus, some bats, the beautiful scarlet lory, rare varieties of the ground-thrush, honey-eater and oriole.
Birds include the ostrich, great kori bustard, the eagle, vulture, hawk and crane, francolin, golden cuckoo, bootie, scarlet and yellow finches, kingfishers, parrots (in the eastern regions), pelicans and flamingoes.