05 March, 2010

Olive-Backed Sunbird

26th February 2010, Kota Bharu, Kelantan


Olive-Backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) busy with its early morning routine. Was ill-prepared for birding since the main reason for the trip was a wedding. These were shot handheld with the 300mm non VR lens & TC, turned out OK.




  1. Great shots-I only ever see the female of this species who are considerably less colourful!

  2. You must have plenty of time on hand!!! Great details.
    Interesting habits of the Blue-eared. Did not choose your favorite bough yesterday but made a brief appearance to say "Hello" to me. Hey! Thanks a lot.

  3. I'm lucky because my birding ground is only 10 minutes away. I bird Saturday and Sunday mornings only, if I'm not working!.I try to fit in between all the other social/ family obligations which themselves could be opportunities for birding. I don't spend too much time processing the images (still prefer being out there), that's why my postings will have 2-3 images per day & not much text, which require probably 15mins to do after work.
    So far my birding Visa has not been revoked yet by the Ministry of Home Affairs!

  4. Nice shots of this colorful and active bird.

  5. Superb shots Madi - captured that iridescence really well.