Sunday, August 17, 2014

Olive-backed Sunbird at the musuem ground

Olive-backed  Sunbird at the Asean Rosebay shrub

 On the 12th of December 2011,  I visited the Sarawak Museum's garden areas to photograph some of the flowering trees and shrubs there.  I was fortunate to have stumbled upon a male Olive-backed Sunbird.  It was resting on the branches of the Asian Rosebay (Tabernaemontana divaricata) shrub.  The male is distinguished by its metallic blue and purplish throat and breast.  The very bright yellow underparts looked very attractive.  The olive colours principally refers to its crown, back and wings. 

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