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Olive-backed Sundbird

Cinnyris jugularis


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".


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

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Hello Irish. You may want to add this spotting in the Birds of the World mission ( And if the bird is not a captive, pls add also to the Philippine Wildlife mission ( Thanks!!

Bohol, Philippines

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

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