Crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)
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.
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