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The Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis, also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asian to Australia. I did not realize when I photographed this Sunbird and then suddenly came a beetle scramble for the nectar as well. It was taken in Toa Payoh Town Park, Singapore City. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering, but usually perch to feed most of the time.
Spotted on Aug 23, 2010
Submitted on Dec 24, 2011
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