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Purple-Throated Sunbird

Purple-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: 2011-01-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-25 5:38
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Points: 2
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Purple-Throated Sunbird
(Nectarinia sperata) 紫喉花蜜鸟
Size: 10 cm

Tiny size; the smallest of the sunbirds. Blackish upper-parts contrasting with green cap and maroon belly are diagnostic. Female has a uniform dark olive.

A high-pitched series of chirps and whistles.

Found in wooded areas, from secondary rainforest and forest edges to plantations and mature gardens. This restless bird flutters about quickly in the canopies of small trees, where it feeds on flowers and tiny fruits and insects.

Common resident breeder and only in some forested areas of the island.

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I am sure you know by now that Sunbirds are by far my favourate little birds.
Wonderful to see so many different species and take note of how they differ from country to country.
Very lovely shot with good colors and a pleasing composition.
Well done and TFS
Greetings Frans.

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