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16-MAY-2005 Copyright 2005 Robert

Crimson Sunbird

Mandai Orchid Garden

Scientific name: Aethopyga siparaja (Raffles, 1822). This is a male 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 distribution of Nectariniidae in Asia is shown here. Click on the thumbnails below for photos of a female and a juvenile male.



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

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/1000s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso400
full exif


other sizes: small medium original auto
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Ashley Hockenberry02-Dec-2009 16:05
Superb !