Tuesday, 26 July 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Yellow-Bellied Sunbird

This brightly coloured little (11cm) bird is a Yellow-Bellied Sunbird. The male has the splendid blue/ black throat patch. Saw these for the first time on Magnetic Island. They kept flashing across the road in front of the car and disappearing into the bushes. Finally I managed to find some that were cooperating. Hope you like them.









You can find heaps more splendid birds here at World Bird Wednesday.


You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention button on the RHS of this page.


PS: For those of you missing the parrots I have a cracker in store for next week!

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, they're beautiful! love that blue throat bib and olive head-dress.

missing moments said...

great photos of these guys! mmmm.... wonder what's in store from the cracker store?

Mama Zen said...

What a pretty little guy!

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to see Stewart...
Lovely images.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty and colorful bird. Great sighting and photos.

holdingmoments said...

What little stunners Stewart.

Neil said...

Hope to see them one day just wish they would come down this way.

joo said...

They are so beautiful Steward!

Pat said...

What beautiful little birds! Lovely captures!

NatureFootstep said...

yea, I like them. They are gorgeous and I like that bended bill. Do they eat nectar?

mick said...

Great photos of a bird that I still want to see. In answer to your comment on my blog - I photograph bush birds when the shorebirds are not around!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow, that is a stunning little fellow. Very nice.

Larry said...

Excellent shots of an incredibly beautiful bird Stewart! Wow!

Jean said...

Pretty birds!!!!

Springman said...

I was going to say something about the parrots too until you beat me to it. Next week then! Lovely shots of an outrageous bird Stewart!

Hilke Breder said...

A beautiful bird, Stewart. I love the contrast between the yellow belly, dark blue bib and olive green cap!