Monday, October 27, 2014

Photoshooting the Eastern Crimson Sunbird

Eastern Crimson Sunbird - Kelicap Sepah Raja (Malay) at the Chinese Hat Plant (Holmskioldia sanguinea)

 The Eastern Crimson Sunbird lives in the forest area of the park.  Everyday it would come out of the forest cover to the open garden areas of the park.  Searching for nectar at the Chinese Hat Plant (Holmskioldia sanguinea) and the many varieties of Heliconias seems to be its hobby.  Today it decided to hangout at the Chinese Hat Plant giving me an exclusive photoshoot session.  On close-up its interesting to note its dark-blue forehead and forecrown.  The most colourful part of the bird is the red colour of its head to back.  As is practically known it is the male of the species that has the crimson colour.

Note the dark metallic blue of its upper tail feathers.
Location : Zone C


  1. Cantiknya warna bulu burung ini. merah menyala. Macam lukisan.

    1. Di Semenanjung burung cantik nie disebut Kelicap Sepah Raja.