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Olive-backed Sunbird (male)
16-APR-2012

Olive-backed Sunbird (male)

Koh Samui, Thailand

The Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis, also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird, is a species
of sunbird found from Southern Asian to Australia. They are small songbirds, at most 12cm long. In
most subspecies, the underparts of both male and female are bright yellow, the backs are a dull brown
colour. The forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a dark, metallic blue-black.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Species: Cinnyris jugularis

Nikon D300 ,Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM
1/250s f/6.3 at 500.0mm iso320 full exif

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Julie Tremblay18-Apr-2012 09:36
Great background in which the sunbird really stands out. Like the way it is surrounded by blurry flowers. Beautiful! V.