039/365 Olive backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis


Todays picture, 039, is of a tiny bird species; an Olive backed Sunbird.  These birds feed off the nectar from the flower heads with their long curved bills, perfectly adapted to such a task.

Olive backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1d mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.

 

037/365 White-breasted Woodswallow, Artamus leucorynchus


Following on the Bornean theme, todays image, #037 is of a White-breasted Woodswallow.  Quite a chunky looking bird, when perched and in flight, these birds were seen most days on our trip.  On this particular morning, I had set out to photograph a tern that had frequented a small bay opposite our hotel.  On returning back to the hotel grounds, this bird was displaying this pose, flicking its wings on regular occasions.  Whether it was displaying to the handful of Woodswallows in the sky, or whether it was telling me off, or whether it was doing this as an aggresive pose to alert others of a potential danger, such as a snake, I don’t know. It made for a nice series of images though.

White-breasted Woodswallow, Artamus leucorynchus, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.

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