Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Greater Double-collared Sunbird

Last week as I washed the breakfast dishes I looked out of the window into the roses and Debbie's small but dense garden forest beyond. 

As I watched a brightly-colored bird landed on an uppermost branch of the Buddleja salviifolia on the forest edge. 
Greater double-collared Sunbird

The Double-collared Sunbird is a common endemic, generally sedentary with local attitudinal movements. As its habitat, it favors forest margins (we have a forest!) tall shrublands, parks and gardens. Its food is nectar, insects and spiders. Its call is a scratchy jumble of warbling notes. 

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY TO YOU ALL! 

11 comments:

  1. What an absolutely GLORIOUS bird. Thank you - and a very happy Wednesday to you.

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  2. What a beauty, Jo! Haven't seen this bird before.

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  3. Hi from Spain. I can see why its a "Greater" Jo. I didn't know there are such large sunbirds.

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  4. he is gorgeous and I can see the double colored collar perfectly

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  5. Wow---you have the most colorful birds there. That Sunbird is a beauty....

    We are at the beach enjoying the sunshine.... Love it.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. It is so beautiful bird. Great photo.

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  7. A cute little colourful bird. Nice capture Jo.

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  8. The bird's lovely red breast an curved beak (bill) makes it stand out among birds, I would think!

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