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Olive-Backed Sunbird

Olive-Backed Sunbird
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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: 2008-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-22 20:48
Viewed: 3420
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Olive-backed Sunbird
Nectarina jugularis

Main features: The smallest Sunbird (11cm), bill thin and obviously decurved; distinctive white tips at outer tail feathers.

Male: Metallic blue-black forehead, throat and upper breast, contrasting with bright yellow underparts; upperparts dull olive brown.

Female: Upperparts dull olive brown; underparts all yellow, brighter yellow than other female Sunbirds.

Juvenile: Similar to females.

Call: Described as constant rough metallic chirps cheep-cheep-wheet; also a high-pitched rising chee.

In flight: Darting flight.

Status in Singapore: Very common resident throughout the island, including North and South offshore islands.

World distribution: Southern China to the Philippines down to Australia.

Classification: Family Nectarinidae (Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds, Spiderhunters). World 169 species, Singapore 13 species.

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Beautiful shot! The colours look wonderful. Good sharpness and details. The green goes very well with the yellow of the bird and the flower. Also the elongated shape of the flower is somewhat similar to that of the bird, which also makes the image even more attractive. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-11-23 0:55]

Pretty l;ittle Olive-backed Sunbird.
I do like his colours and especially seeing him against the green BG.
Nicely captured

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-23 23:02]

Beautiful shot!
The colors are so vibrant.
That yellow really jumps out against the clean nicely blurred BG.
Wonderful composition and and very sharp details.
TFS. : )

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