Thursday, 9 December 2010

Orange-breasted Sunbird bathing

Close to the same spot where I watched the female sunbird bathing (previous post), I often noticed damp and bedraggled Orange-breasted Sunbirds. Finally a lot of patience paid off and I watched one come down and go through its routine. It was a fairly extended and lengthy affair, hoping in and out of the water, perhaps a bit more nervous of my presence compared the female sunbird and canaries. It didn't land in the perfect spot to show off its brilliant plumage, but I think this series of photos documents a fairly rare event in the ornithological world.

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