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This is a common bird in East Kalimantan, I found it in Manggar Dam, outside part of Balikpapan city in East Kalimantan.
Yup look very much like the teeny weeny hummingbirds....
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."http://facebook.com/projectnoah/posts/21...https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/7...
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 throatNot 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.
Welcome to project noah.
I assume it may be related to our Hummingbirds? It is a beauty to be so common.
Spotted on Apr 3, 2011 Submitted on May 11, 2011
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