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PostSubject: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:05 pm

Here are pics of the mum and dad sunbird .


This is mum



This is the dad



The colour under the beak is deepest dark blue, The pale blue feathers at the side, show that
it is in the mood for love. this is the only time it shows these mating feathers.
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:33 pm

Just read up on them and their call sounds as interesting as they look. Are they common there, Gwen? You are so lucky, the only bird here that is as bright is a Golden Whistler or an Eastern Shrike-Tit, and I have only seen them here once.
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:31 pm

Yes they are common here .I had them in INNISFAIL and I know they are in Cairns and all
the way up to the top of Cape York including the islands.
Our sunbird is the only one in Australia Its called Nectarinia jugularis ,it has a cousin in NewYork and thats all there are in that GENUS.
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:59 pm

that's gorgeous, gwen.
whoa.
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Pretty bird Gwen,look to be a nectar feeder would i be right?
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:56 pm

Very colourful birds Gwen..
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:18 am

They're beautiful birds flower
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:53 am

How amazing is this planet hey? What divine creatures. And to share your world - well how lucky can you get. Hope there's lots of little babies.
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PostSubject: Re: Twins mum and dad   Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:15 am

Richard .Faye was out looking at the nest this morning, she has more pics to come .
watch this space

Richard . They are nectar feeders.
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