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Olive-backed sunbird (Male)

Cinnyris jugularis

Description:

Very small Old World passerine bird 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. The specific name jugularis is Medieval Latin for "of the throat".

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4 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

A beautiful photograph of a beautiful bird.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Wonderful image Leana.

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Leana, your photos give me an irresistible desire to know the Philippines ...

Quezon, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 1, 2020
Submitted on Jan 14, 2020

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