“The Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) were trying to build a nest in the pine tree (Araucaria sp.) on my balcony but were not successful after two attempts. So I decided to give them a hand by installing a watering pot and put back their nesting materials inside. It worked. The female checked out her new home (above) and took up tenancy (below).
“In due course a hungry chick appeared in the nest and needed feeding (below, adult male at the nest).
“Both adults helped feed the chick. The adult female brought insects (below).
“Followed by the adult male, also insects (below).
“When the chick fledged the adult female was around to provide support (below)…
“…even encouragement (below)…
“…until it was confident to suddenly fly off.
“I asked mother bird for studio portrait shoot she obligingly agreed. Will give her the print when she comes back (above).”
Victor Tan Beng Kwang
24th June 2016
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.