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Olive-backed Sunbird or Yellow-bellied Sunbird

Cinnyris jugularis


female; yellow underparts; olive upperparts.


The Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis, also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asia to Australia. Originally from mangrove habitat, the Olive-backed sunbird has adapted well to humans, and is now common even in fairly densely populated areas, even forming their nests in human dwellings.


Very pretty!!!

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Nice series and pattern of nest is similar as Purple Sunbird

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Beautiful series Natascia & welcome to the community. One of my favourite little birds for so many reasons. Love that you've included their nest too :)

NatasciaGiulivi 10 years ago

Thanks guys!!

ShannaB 10 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah Natascia! I love your collection of spottings so far - I'll look forward to seeing more of your shots!

MicheleMorbidelli 10 years ago


Glen Marks
Glen Marks 10 years ago

Nice series!

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 23, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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