Sunbirds

I’m both happy and irritated with myself at the moment.  Happy that I discovered a few additional sunbird photos that had not been properly tagged, and annoyed with myself for not going through the proper workflow to begin with.

That off my chest, here are a few additional sunbirds I saw during my last trip to South Africa.  Enjoy!

My best attempt at an identification - I believe this is a female amethyst sunbird. 1/800 Sec, f5.6, ISO 800

My best attempt at an identification – I believe this is a female amethyst sunbird.
1/800 Sec, f5.6, ISO 800

A purple-banded sunbird.

A purple-banded sunbird.

A male purple-banded sunbird perched in a distance tree. 1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A male purple-banded sunbird perched in a distance tree.
1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A female scarlet-chested sunbird feeding on aloe. 1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A female scarlet-chested sunbird feeding on aloe.
1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A huge stretch to reach the perfect aloe blossom. 1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A huge stretch to reach the perfect aloe blossom.
1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A female scarlet-chested sunbird in flight. 1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

A female scarlet-chested sunbird in flight.
1/640 sec, f5.6, ISO 400

5 thoughts on “Sunbirds

    • I’ll be honest, I don’t know a lot about them as we don’t have them locally, but I find them fascinating to watch. We have hummingbirds here which seem to have many similar characteristics.

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