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Copper-throated Sunbird

Latin Name : Nectarinia calcostetha

Site Name : Similajau

Photographer : O'NEILL, Daisy

Date : 2011-09-25

Notes : A breeding pair was seen folicking under tree canopy at mangrove river edge. They remained within the area for several days of my visit. Observation included vigorous preening by both. The male was seen sun worshipping in supine position with wings splayed on canopy top playing dead. Initially I thought it was a decaying leaf stuck on branch. It was unfortunate there wasn't enough lighting under the canopy, which would otherwise have showed the irridescence splendour of male plumage. - DO