A Sweet Treat - Red-Chested Sun-bird SA by AndreaEL

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Please view large… thank you…. Red-chested Sun-bird, an African bird in the Nectariniidae family. The Red-chested Sun bird is found in eastern sub-Saharan Africa.

We encountered beautiful Sun-birds on our African trip, they were hard to photograph as they are quick and flighty….Females and juveniles are more difficult to identify. The sun-birds have counterparts in two very distantly related groups: the Hummingbirds of the Americas and the Honey-eaters of Australia. The resemblances are due to convergent evolution due to the similar nectar-feeding lifestyle. Sun-birds have long thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. Sun-birds, Bee-eaters and Humming birds are some of the most beautiful and colourful little birds in nature… Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Kurger National Park Africa Oct. 2013

A Sweet Treat – Red-Chested Sun-bird SA

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A Sweet Treat – Red-Chested Sun-bird SA


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
    AndreaEL9 months ago

    A Sweet Treat – Red-Chested Sunbird SA

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunningham9 months ago

    How lovely! Well shot.

  • Your wonderful comments are always so appreciated, thank you Kay

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks9 months ago

    This is just stunning Andrea – such wonderful colours ! Excellent capture.

  • Your wonderful comments are always so appreciated, thank you Roy

    – AndreaEL

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny9 months ago

    What a beauty – lovely shot

  • Your wonderful comments are always so appreciated, thank you Chris

    – AndreaEL

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted9 months ago

    02-13-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • The honour of a feature is so appreciate, thank you Kira

    – AndreaEL

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon9 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Thank you Ann

    – AndreaEL

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    February 13, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for the honour of a feature Teresa… much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...9 months ago

    14 February 2014 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt9 months ago

  • Many thanks for the honour of a feature, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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