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Potrait of a Crimson Sunbird


Potrait of a Crimson Sunbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Joydeep Sarkar (Joydeep) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 23:49
Viewed: 3684
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

Crimson Sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia and the Philippines. Two eggs or three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. This species is found in forest and cultivation.

Crimson Sunbirds are tiny, only 11cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.
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To ramthakur: thanksJoydeep 1 04-07 04:01
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Wow, this is a prize capture, Joydeep!
Male Sunbirds are very difficult to capture. I say so on the basis of personal experience.
You, however, have nailed this beauty in perfect focus. The eye in particular is amazingly sharp in this shot.The colours are fanrastic.
Well done and welcome to TN!
Ram

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