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Black-Throated Sunbird

Black-Throated Sunbird
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-19 4:06
Viewed: 4055
Points: 6
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Black-Throated Sunbird
(Aethopyga saturata)
Size: 11 cm
Location: Fraserís Hill (Pahang)

Note the black head with blue cap, maroon mantle and elongated tail of the male. The female is drab olive.

A sharp, chirping call when feeding and flying.

A forest bird found mainly in lower mountain closed forest, from 600 to 1800m, and occasionally down to 300m. Feeds on flowers and small insects at all levels, often high in the canopy but also down to eye-level near the edges. Readily ventures into nearby gardens and camps where its visits ornamental flowers and bushes. It is quick and restless, but tame and easy to observe.

Oriental region. A locally fairly common resident in elevated areas of the mainland.

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  • Great 
  • mohkum (24)
  • [2010-04-19 4:37]

Hello Ang Hwee Yong,
What a beautiful bird you have here! I like the saturated colours and the bg. Congrats.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-19 5:28]

Hi Ang,
what a lovely capture you have. i have been seeing a lot of your bird shot. they are beautiful and exciting.
as for this one., the sharpness is wonderful, the blurry background is special too.
I like your composition very much.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-19 6:14]

Brilliant bird with excellent colors. tfs.

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