Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Olive-backed Sunbird (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Olive-backed Sunbird is also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird; commonly called “Tamsi” in the Philippines and “Kelicap” in Malaysia. The Sunbirds are a group of very small Old World Passerine Birds which feed largely on nectar and sometimes on insects, especially when they are feeding their young.

It is commonly found in China, Southeast Asia, Queensland, Solomon Islands, and as they are found in different countries, their display also vary.

This is the bird that I never wanted to take time and focus with because it moves a lot and it is difficult to follow when it is feeding on flowers. To get a full body shot requires a lot of patience just to wait for it to come out to the open or else one could be contented of having its body covered by a leaf or something.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 30, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C

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