Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Greater Double-collared Sunbird

This beautiful male sunbird is often seen in the garden. 

Greater Double-collared Sunbird

This sunbird is larger than the other sunbirds in the region (14.5cm as versus 12cm) and has a less decurved bill. It's a common endemic, generally sedentary. It's found in forest margins, tall shrublands, parks and gardens. My daughter-in-law Debbie's garden is a veritable shrubland and very forest-like which attracts beauties like the Greater Double-collared Sunbird !They eat nectar, insects and spiders.

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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful rich colours. I would love to see one in my garden.

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  2. Hello JO, I love this colorful sunbird. Gorgeous photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. bring on the spider eaters. bright colors say Joy and this bird is shouting joy with its feathers.

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  4. What a beautiful bird ! The colors are almost unreal ! I have never seen such a bird in my whole life. Would be nice here as a touch of color !

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  5. So beautiful -- I've never heard of a sunbird and now this is the second one I've seen today, visiting others on WBW. I'm happy to have learned a new bird, even if only virtually. Wonderful.

    PS: The Live Traffic Feed on your and other blogs thinks I am from San Francisco for some reason. But I am in Fort Myers Florida (I guess I am your stealth visitor).

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  6. What a great looking bird - I think I would spend a lot more time in our garden if we had those about!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. What an amazing pictures you took of this beautiful male sunbird!!! It looks like a postcard!!! Very very nice:)
    Jessi

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