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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: 2010-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-14 2:17
Viewed: 3160
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crimson Sunbird
(Aethopyga siparaja)
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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wow, great colourful portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Ang,

Very colourful image of the bird, good details and I think its perching on the flower bird of paradise?, very nice image. your signature and title on the image is bold, more than required.

Ver nice Ang you captured another beautiful bird who seems to be posing just for you. I like how both bird and bloom share a commonality in colors as if they were made for each other. Well done. :)

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2010-05-16 8:50]

une tres belle photo!
couleurs naturelles.
excellentes detailles.
interessante lumiere.


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