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Copper-Throated Sunbird (Male)


Copper-Throated Sunbird (Male)
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-15 5:54
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Points: 2
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Copper-Throated Sunbird
(Nectarinia calcostetha) 朱喉花蜜鸟
Size: 14 cm

Description:
Fairly large, slender build. Male appear uniformly dark, but purple breast and belly and green cap shine in good lighting. Female has a diagnostic grayish head and under-parts; upper-parts dark olive.

Voice:
A characteristic long trill; also a rapid twitter.

Habits:
A coastal specialist found exclusively in tidal mangrove forests and in casuarinas and coconut groves just behind the sea. A very local species that is sometimes quite numerous in the ideal habitat. Itís a conspicuous, vocal and active bird. Itíll visits flowering trees and bushes; often seen flying quickly from tree to tree in a frantic search for food.

Distribution:
Uncommon resident breeder and occurs only parts of Singapore.

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Hello Ang
Beautiful capture of this sunbird.Great POV and composition.Beautiful colors nad lighting.
Thank You.
Best regards
J.Diogo

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