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Crimson Sunbird


Crimson Sunbird
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 4:01
Viewed: 1892
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a capture at Singapore Botanic Gardens. The crimson sunbird is the national bird of Singapore.

The crimson sunbird is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

Crimson sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia. Two eggs or three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. This species is found in forest and cultivation.

Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.


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Hi Sujoy!
A very good shot of this beautiful bird; it turned its little head just at the right moment. I loved the red on its head and throat. Your subject is in very good contrast with a pleasant, greenish BG.Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

hallo Sujoy
Very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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