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Olive-backed Sundbird

Cinnyris jugularis

Description:

This bird belongs to Family Nectariniidae. This one was captured in a mist net. This one is a female. This bird is common in the Philippines which primarily feed on nectar but would sometimes eat insects. They are small and the male has a metallic blue forehead and upper throat. In the Philippines they are locally called as "Tamsi".

Habitat:

They are originally inhabiting mangrove forests but is already common even in slightly densely populated area.

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Thank you for the suggestion..:) done already..:)

Hello Irish. You may want to add this spotting in the Birds of the World mission (http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/5033...). And if the bird is not a captive, pls add also to the Philippine Wildlife mission (http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1256...). Thanks!!

Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 11, 2009
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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