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Olive-backed Sunbird
28-MAY-2005 Copyright 2005 Robert

Olive-backed Sunbird

Mandai Orchid Gardens, Singapore

Scientific name: Nectarinia jugularis (Linnaeus, 1766). This is a female bird.

Sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Sunbirds
are found in tropical Africa, India, and the forests of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Typically Sunbirds are small, the males of most species are brightly
colored, with metallic, sometimes velvety plumage. The females of most species of Sunbirds look very similar... an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the
outer tail feathers. The distribution of Nectariniidae in Asia is shown here.

Books: Sunbirds: A Guide to the Sunbirds, Spiderhunters, Sugarbirds and Flowerpeckers of the World

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/200s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso200 with Flash
full exif


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