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Sunbirds

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Sunbirds
Sunbirds are very active little birds with long, slender, curved bills that feed on the nectar of flowering shrubs, and the tiny insects found around them. Sometimes, they hover in front of the flower like a hummingbird, but only briefly. Although the males are often very colourful, and sometimes glossy, the coloured parts may just appear blackish in poor light, so that identification can be difficult. The females are especially difficult, most of them being alike, olive above and yellowish below. (Derek Holmes & Stephen Nash, The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan, 1990)

Photographed Species
Family Nectariniidae (Sunbirds and Spiderhunters)
(Aethopyga siparaja) Eastern Crimson Sunbird
(Aethopyga temminckii)Temminck's Sunbird
(Anthreotes malacensis) Brown Throated Sunbird
(Anthreptes rhodolaema) Red-throated Sunbird
(Anthreptes simplex) Plain Sunbird
(Chalcoparia singalensis) Rubycheek
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird
(Nectarinia calcostetha) Copper Throated Sunbird
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata) Olive Backed Sunbird
(Nectarinia sperata) Purple Throated Sunbird

The photo collection here represents a complete record of all species of sunbird in Borneo.
(Aethopyga siparaja) Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga siparaja)
Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga siparaja) Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga siparaja)
Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga siparaja) Eastern Crimson Sunbird -Juv
(Aethopyga siparaja)
Eastern Crimson Sunbird -Juv
(Aethopyga siparaja) Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga siparaja)
Eastern Crimson Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga temminckii)Temminck's Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga temminckii)
Temminck's Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga temminckii)Temminck's Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga temminckii)
Temminck's Sunbird ♂
(Aethopyga temminckii)Temminck's Sunbird ♀
(Aethopyga temminckii)
Temminck's Sunbird ♀
(Anthreotes malacensis) Brown-throated Sunbird ♀
(Anthreotes malacensis)
Brown-throated Sunbird ♀
(Anthreotes malacensis) Brown-throated Sunbird ♂
(Anthreotes malacensis)
Brown-throated Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes rhodolaema) Red-throated Sunbird ♀
(Anthreptes rhodolaema)
Red-throated Sunbird ♀
(Anthreptes rhodolaema) Red-throated Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes rhodolaema)
Red-throated Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes simplex) Plain Sunbird ♀
(Anthreptes simplex)
Plain Sunbird ♀
(Anthreptes simplex) Plain Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes simplex)
Plain Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes simplex) Plain Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes simplex)
Plain Sunbird ♂
(Anthreptes simplex) Plain Sunbird ♀
(Anthreptes simplex)
Plain Sunbird ♀
(Chalcoparia singalensis) Rubycheek ♀
(Chalcoparia singalensis)
Rubycheek ♀
(Chalcoparia singalensis) Rubycheek ♀
(Chalcoparia singalensis)
Rubycheek ♀
(Chalcoparia singalensis) Rubycheek ♂
(Chalcoparia singalensis)
Rubycheek ♂
(Chalcoparia singalensis) Rubycheek ♂
(Chalcoparia singalensis)
Rubycheek ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Purple-naped Sunbird ♂
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird ♀
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Purple-naped Sunbird ♀
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum) Purple-naped Sunbird ♀
(Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Purple-naped Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia calcostetha) Copper-throated Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia calcostetha)
Copper-throated Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia calcostetha) Copper-throated Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia calcostetha)
Copper-throated Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia calcostetha) Copper-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia calcostetha)
Copper-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia calcostetha) Copper-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia calcostetha)
Copper-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata) Olive-backed Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata)
Olive-backed Sunbird ♀
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata) Olive-backed Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata)
Olive-backed Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata) Olive-backed Sunbird Eclipse ♂
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata)
Olive-backed Sunbird Eclipse ♂
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata) Olive-backed Sunbird
(Nectarinia jugularis ornata)
Olive-backed Sunbird
(Nectarinia sperata) Purple-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia sperata)
Purple-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia sperata) Purple-throated Sunbird ♂
(Nectarinia sperata)
Purple-throated Sunbird ♂