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Olive-backed Sunbird

Nectarinia jugularis


This is a common bird in East Kalimantan, I found it in Manggar Dam, outside part of Balikpapan city in East Kalimantan.

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Olive-backed Sunbird
Nectarina jugularis

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Hema 10 years ago

Yup look very much like the teeny weeny hummingbirds....

peter 10 years ago

Congrats Aji, your photo is spotting of the day!

"Olive-backed Sunbirds survive on nectar extracted by a long, slender, decurved bill and a tubular, deeply cleft tongue."

AjiWihardandi 10 years ago

Yeah, I think I should put the latin name in it..thanks..

They are distantly related by convergent evolution. I have added the wikilink for more information and corrected the names.

Hi Aji, Olive-backed Sunbird is the Common name, the scientific name is always Latin, in this case Nectarina jugularis. This bird is the female, the males have a deep blue forehead and throat

Not sure of the relationship to Hummingbirds (will have to look it up) but they certainly take their place in Asia with 20 or more species, many of which are fairly common, even abundant in their relevant habitats.

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Welcome to project noah.

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

I assume it may be related to our Hummingbirds? It is a beauty to be so common.

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Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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