Sunday, March 9, 2014

The brown-throated Sunbird shows up again

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) - "Kelicap Mayang Kelapa" - Malay

 The Brown-throated Sunbird is rarely seen at the park but when it is around it's such a delight to see.  It's unique feature is the deep metallic blue upper parts.  The throat is brown and the breast together with the rest of its under parts are bright yellow.   The iris is reddish brown and its legs and feet greenish yellow.  The picture shown here is that of the male of the species.

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