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The Amethyst Sun-bird, also called the Black Sun-bird (Chalcomitra amethystina), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. This species of sun-bird mainly occurs in Africa south of the equator, and generally favours woodland and gardens. It is particularly partial to concentrations of nectar-bearing plants these being predominantly aloes and proteas.
They have long thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding, a food supply which is supplemented with insects. It often hawks flying insects from the trees or bushes, or gleans them from leaves and branches. It also eats spiders in addition to using their cobwebs to bind its nest, a pear-shaped structure suspended from a branch, made of lichen, grass, stalks, leaves and bark. This is the little female Amethyst Sun-bird on a red hibiscus flower. Chartwell Fourways South Africa Oct. 2013 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Hibiscus Heaven – Sunbird – SA

Hibiscus Heaven – Sunbird – SA

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaEL6 months ago

    Hibiscus Heaven – Sunbird – SA

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny6 months ago

    Beautiful shot

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Chris

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke6 months ago

    What a gorgeous little beauty. Splendid capture.

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Bunny

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie16 months ago

    Gorgeous image, Andrea

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much

    – AndreaEL

  • Graeme  Hyde
    Graeme Hyde6 months ago

    Lovely Capture – well done.

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Graeme

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson6 months ago

    Excellent work

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Joy

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsis6 months ago

    Beautiful bright colors, great closeup

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Byron

    – AndreaEL

  • mclarkson
    mclarkson6 months ago

    Such a lovely capture Andrea! They are visiting my garden at the moment, taking advantage of the flowering Kniphofia (Red Hot Pokers) flowers, one of their favourites!

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Maree… they are such beautiful little birds

    – AndreaEL

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB6 months ago

    January 13, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the honour of a feature Teresa… always so appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro6 months ago

    lovely capture

  • Appreciate your lovely comment, thank you so much Heloisa

    – AndreaEL

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