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- July 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm #263334
Taken quite a while but havent able to confirm its ID – Is this a olive-backed sunbird – male -eclipse plumage or juv of something? ?
Shot in Heliconia walk, SBG.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.July 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm #293727Cai, YixiongMember
It seems to be female juvenile of Olive-backed sunbird to me.
YixiongJuly 11, 2009 at 4:16 am #293740tridentMember
cute juve, not sure of ID, but think it’s a juve Olive BackedJuly 11, 2009 at 4:35 am #293741LuennyMember
Cute sunbird.July 13, 2009 at 5:45 am #293865
thanks guys….i must have been so rusty now that i can’t id common birds even… .
good excuse to get out on the fields more!July 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm #293922kokhuitanModerator
Juvenile Crimson Sunbird. Blackish malar strip and black undertail. Olive-backed sunbird has much more white in undertail.
Kok HuiJuly 14, 2009 at 4:23 am #293965
Kok hui – many thanks for the additional information & correction of the id – I will add these information into my field guide for future reference!
i was confounded by the blackish malar, but couldnt (wouldnt) even thought to match it to crimson sunbird since it looked so different…
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