Copper-Throated Sunbird (Male)
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|Copper-Throated Sunbird |
(Nectarinia calcostetha) 朱喉花蜜鸟
Size: 14 cm
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.
A characteristic long trill; also a rapid twitter.
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.
Uncommon resident breeder and occurs only parts of Singapore.
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Beautiful capture of this sunbird.Great POV and composition.Beautiful colors nad lighting.