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Malachite sunbird


A malachite sunbird resting from sucking nectar from the flowers of this tree sized aloe plant. 



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the malachite sunbird has magnificent colour Louis...
the aloe plant gives you a nice contrast as well....petersmile
Louis: Thanks peter. It is great to see it flitting around the flowers. Another spot of colour in a dry landscape.
What a gorgeous bird... and a brilliant shot of him!! Excellent Louis!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth, gorgeous indeed.
Wow! Stunning bird,and shot, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank - I believe you have the more stunning bird.
  • Ray
  • TheVillage, Thailand
  • 8 Oct 2014, 05:38
Beautiful Sunbird, Louis...we have many sunbird species in Thailand, but none quite like this!
Louis: Thanks Ray, maybe the difference is that this little flash of colour exists in a dry landscape.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Oct 2014, 06:18
What a smart little bird, Louis, and how well you have caught it in the sun
Louis: Thank you Lisl - you are right about the sun being important.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Oct 2014, 06:25
What a wonderful wonderful looking bird this is Louis!
Louis: Thank you Chris
Wowzers, Louis. What a shot! What a bird! What an aloe! You can see that this one branch has acted as a perch before. Stunning likey shot!
Louis: Thank you Mary, I am delighted that you like it so much.
What a beauty Louis. Well captured
Louis: Thank you cornishmaid
Sorry, but your image doen't appear due to a problem on SC!
Louis: Well that is a pity, because I am sure you would have liked it, Richard
Wow, what a wonderful bird Louis! Superb capture indeed. I can see where its name comes from...
Louis: Thank you Richard. The afrikaans name of Jangroentjie would translate to 'petit Jean vert'
This is perfection, Louis. A likey.
Louis: Thank you Beverly, I feel honoured

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