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    Profile photo of jwxwgonejwxwgone
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    Went down to the botanical gardens just the other day and spotted this bird jumping from bush to bush. it didnt really act like a sunbird but on first impression did look like one. the red eye is hard to match. has anyone seen this before?

    cheers,
    Jasper

    #308394
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    Spectator

    Hi Jasper,

    It look like a female Brown-throated Sunbird to me. ;)

    #308811
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    Agree with hb. :nodding: Its a female brown-throated sunbird. Based on my father’s notes from previous sightings, the red eye is probably a hard-to-spot feature that is easily seen on photos. Nevertheless, knowing it helps to confirm the id. :)

    Cheers,
    js

    #308906
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    Hi JS,
    Welcomed to NPSS. Thanks for helping out with the ID.
    Looks like you are taking after your Dad. Is he a birder?

    #309104
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    Spectator

    Js,
    Good to see you here helping to ID Birds.
    Please visit more often. :P

    #309230
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    Member

    Hi JS,
    Welcomed to NPSS. Thanks for helping out with the ID.
    Looks like you are taking after your Dad. Is he a birder?

    Yup, he is a birder while I am into bird photography with a short lens. Btw, my father isn’t a member of npss and I am very sure he isnt directly helping out with the ids… :?

    Ray,

    Cant help much with the id unless every week there are posts on waders, raptors and seabirds. Then, I will be of more use. :D

    js

    #309234

    Hi Jia Sheng,

    Glad that you are here. Show us some of your photos leh…

    Cheers,
    SC

    #311700
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    Sorry to rid on this thread, I shot a similar red-eye one in my estate. The confusion is that it is together with a olive-backed male. So can I confirm that this is a female brown-throated:

    Maybe i should turn on red-eye reduction :D

    Thanks

    #311949
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
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    Yup, female Brown-throated Sunbird. The bill shape, red eye, broken eye ring and plumage all good for this. Size-wise, it’s distinctly larger than the Olive-backed Sunbird.

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