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Palestine Sunbird

Cinnyris osea

Description:

8 to 12 cm long with a wingspan of 14 to 16 cm. Males have an average weight of 7.6 g and females weigh around 6.8 g. Black, downward curving, long bill, orange tufts at the sides of the breasts; females and juveniles are grey brown above, pale underparts. It has a high, fast, jingling song and various calls including a harsh alarm call.

Habitat:

Dry woodland, scrub, wadis, savannas, orchards and gardens and is common in towns in some areas.

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Palestine Sunbird
Nectarinia osea Palestine Sunbird - BirdForum Opus


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8 Comments

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

@arun, your welcome :-)

thanks minty :-)

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 9 years ago

Wonderful shots!

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

Thanks a lot and Welcome to HUNTER Mission .

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

@arun oh yes that a good idea :-)

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

Please consider putting this spotting in the ‘Hunter’ mission at
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8463...

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

:-) I'm actually a member here for some time already. just did not updated my spotting.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

You're welcome gperocho! And welcome to Project Noah!

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

oh thank you daniele :-)

gperocho
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רמת גן, מחוז תל אביב, Israel

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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