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(Nectarinia jugularis) 黄腹花蜜鸟
Size: 11 cm - C/RB - Parks
One of the smallest Sunbird, bill thin and obviously de-curved; distinctive white tips at outer tail feathers. Male has a metallic blue-black forehead, throat and upper breast, contrasting with bright yellow under-parts; upper-parts dull olive brown. Female have a dull olive brown upper-parts and all yellow in the under-parts, brighter yellow than other female Sunbirds. They like to darting flight.
Described as constant rough metallic chirps cheep-cheep-wheet; also a high-pitched rising chee.
Highly adaptable, they are the most common Sunbird in Singapore and are found almost everywhere except the deepest forest. Originally from mangroves, they have spread to forest margins and secondary growths, to cultivated areas (parks, gardens) and even urban areas.
The most common sunbird and resident breeder throughout the island.
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Hello Ang Hwee,
Beautiful shot and excellent timing! I also like details, blurred BG and nice colours. Well done!
Very beautiful bird portrait!
Very nice close-up Ang! A tad soft and a little bright in the higher registers, but still an excellent capture demonstrating the sunbird feeding the chick.