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Plain-throated Sunbird

Scientific name - Anthreptes malacensis

Habitat - Coconut groves, mangroves, second growth near coast and forest.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Canon EOS 20D
1/125s f/5.6 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

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romy ocon13-May-2006 11:43
Thanks for the ID confirmation, Steve. The bill shape and size also pushed me towards the ID.
Steve 13-May-2006 11:31
Hi Romy,
Saw your note late. Yes, the ID is correct. Other than the morphological distinguishers mentioned in the Kennedy Guide, the first thing I look at to separate this one from the other similar female co-ranging sunbirds is the strength of the bill, thicker at the insertion, apparently stubbier, and less decurved.