Malachite Sunbird Male in eclipse plumage
During breeding season the Malachite Sunbird's bright metallic green / turquoise plumage is unmistakable. Its pectoral tufts are bright yellow. In the photos above of this vibrant bird in eclipse plumage, you can see the yellow coloring fading over his shoulders. The green is speckled and mottled. Nevertheless, this beautiful bird is a favorite of mine and a regular summer visitor in my garden.
Its food is nectar (I have aloes and several other flowering plants in my garden which attract the Malachite Sunbird) insects, spiders and small lizards.
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