Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Olive-backed in the garden

Olive-backed sunbird Cinnyris jugularis. An almost ubiquitous sunbird species in the lowland gardens. Males sport a resplendent metallic-black-purplish-blue forehead and throat. Metallic bluish moustache is sometimes visible when flashed. Females lack the metallic colors with the same olive back and yellow underparts. They sometimes forage together and are quite approachable when busy feeding. Their rising song in the morning is unmistakable in many gardens and roadsides with flowering trees.

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