Crimson sunbird mother and babies

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Crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

The 2 chicks in the untidy nest.
The crimson sunbird chicks waiting patiently in the nest.

 

The mother bird at the nest.

 

The chick on the left has reddish feathers in the throat area.

 

View of 2 crimson sunbird chicks in their nest.

 

Another view of the 2 sunbird chicks in their nest.

 

Male crimson sunbird visited chicks briefly.

 

Linda Teh was at Thomson Nature Park, Singapore on 29/6/21 and noticed a sunbird nest in the ladies’ washroom.  The mother bird brought food to the babies and it was difficult to identify the species as female sunbirds are drab looking and quite similar looking.  On 6/7/21 a friend informed Linda that it was a crimson sunbird nest.  Linda went back to the spot and waited for hours to capture the father in photos but the guy just dropped in and flew off.  The lighting was dim but the father still showed his face for the world to see. Father is pulling his weight in child rearing.

The two chicks fledged on 7/7/21 early in the morning.

 

Article by K~LW

All photo credits belong to Linda Teh.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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