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Palestine Sunbird

Cinnyris osea


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.


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

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gperocho 12 years ago

@arun, your welcome :-)

thanks minty :-)

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 12 years ago

Wonderful shots!

Arun 12 years ago

Thanks a lot and Welcome to HUNTER Mission .

gperocho 12 years ago

@arun oh yes that a good idea :-)

Arun 12 years ago

Please consider putting this spotting in the ‘Hunter’ mission at

gperocho 12 years ago

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

DanielePralong 12 years ago

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

gperocho 12 years ago

oh thank you daniele :-)

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רמת גן, מחוז תל אביב, Israel

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

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