Sunbirds for ID


Please help with ID of these two sets of Sunbirds. Both sent to me by a resident of Le Domaine here in Hillcrest, Durban.

Click on the picture and add your comments below the enlarged Photo.

The First set:

The Second set:

The first 2 pictures in this sequence were taken on 4th April and the last one on the 19th April. Looking up at what? Scouring above could yield no clues – maybe you have an idea?

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3 Responses to Sunbirds for ID

  1. Ann Gibson says:

    My guess is that the Sunbird seen in Le Domaine is a Female Malachite Sunbird

  2. Hi Bob, does your comment relate to the first or second set of pictures?

  3. Bob McCosh says:

    I would go for Malachite sunbird in eclipse plumage. There is a hint of green on the back, yellow streakiing below and the bill seems less decurved than both amethyst and grtr dbl collared which can also be found in the area.

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