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Beautiful Sunbird (Explored)

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Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on the pied kingfisher photo. It's going to be hard to top that one but if anyone can do it, it's this little guy.

 

With only ten centimeters in length, he posed quite a challenge for me. These birds don't hover like hummingbirds do. Their wings are too short. So, instead, like miniature, bright-colored torpedo's, they fly from flower to flower, sitting stil for only a few seconds at a time.

 

Hennie van Heerden and I tried our best and this is the outcome of my attempts. I hope you all enjoy this photo!

 

Taken at Marakissa River Camp in Gambia

www.marakissarivercamp.nl

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Taken on March 26, 2012