Amorous olive-backed sunbird displays orange coloured pectoral tufts

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Olive-backed sunbird (Cynnyris jugularis)

This male olive-backed sunbird was seen vocalising and displaying his pectoral tufts in our garden in Singapore. The female was no where within our sight.  The energetic display and loud calls induced us to bring out our camera but we only managed a short clip as the male flew off.  Read this account of olive-backed sunbird courtship dance by YC Wee.


Teo Lee Wei & K



Video was taken in 2013


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