Anatomy of a nest: Olive-backed Sunbird

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis, formerly Nectarinia jugularis) is a common garden bird that nests near human habitation (left). I have seen it building its nest in parks by paths that are regularly walked by visitors. I have also seen a … Continued

Sunbird’s plumage

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Sunbirds exhibit sexual dimorphism. The males are usually colourful with their dazzling iridescent plumages while the females are generally drab looking and lack any striking patterns. The male of the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) is a spectacular looking bird with … Continued

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