Crimson sunbird courtship dance

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BP Chua was at the Rambutan Trail of Thomson Nature Park, Singapore on 12/8/21 around 12.45 pm when he chanced upon a pair of crimson sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja) in a courtship dance. The following series of photographs conveys vividly the flurry of the dance between the two birds.

The colourful male can be seen to jump and flit from one side to another side of the comparatively drab female.  Both birds throw their heads back, bills open and with the tails lifted or lowered at different times.

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Article by K~LW

All photographs © BP Chua

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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