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Beautiful Sunbird in Arusha National Park Yes, "beautiful sunbird" really is the name of this species. I wish I captured it better, because it really is beautiful, but this is the only shot I have. Africa,Arusha,Arusha National Park,Beautiful Sunbird,Cinnyris pulchellus,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Beautiful Sunbird in Arusha National Park

Yes, "beautiful sunbird" really is the name of this species. I wish I captured it better, because it really is beautiful, but this is the only shot I have.

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  1. Wow, what an incredible name! Sunbirds really are stunning birds and I think you can see that perfectly from this capture! Posted 6 years ago

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The Beautiful Sunbird, ''Cinnyris pulchella'' , is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

The Beautiful Sunbird is a common breeder across sub-Saharan tropical Africa. One or two eggs are laid in a suspended.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 17, 2013. Captured Aug 29, 2013 12:19.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/400s
  • ISO3200
  • 400mm