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Crimson Sunbird

Crimson 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: 2011-01-28 5:15
Viewed: 4621
Points: 12
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Crimson Sunbird
(Aethopyga siparaja) 黄腰太阳鸟
Size: 11 cm
The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The call is chee-cheewee .

The Crimson Sunbird is a passerine bird, 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.

Common resident breeder throughout the island.
The Crimson Sunbird is unofficially selected as the national bird of the Republic of Singapore.

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A very well composed image with the subject on the left of the image and branch leading in from the right. I like the sharpness, detail and clarity in the image. The POV, DOF, OOF BG and catch light in the eye make for a wonderful pic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-28 5:27]

Hello Ang,
Fantastic photo in all aspects! High quality! What a beauty!

Geia sou Ang,
very nice photo of a beautiful little bird. Colors, sharpness, position, detail and clarity is very good.
Filika, Giorgos

Hello Ang,
this is a well composed shot of this pretty little bird.
The alert pose of the head is very nice,as is the diffused background.Super shot.
Best regards,

Wonderful to see this beautiful bird. Excellent photo! regards Yiannis

Hello Ang,
Lovely bird and good composition, great colours, excellent background,makes the picture perfect.TFS

very impressive. TFS.

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