Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius with eclipse plumage at Bondel, Mangalore. The presence of male eclipse phases can be terribly confusing to newcomers but experienced birders generally take them for granted. Now how does the male eclipse comes about? Through moulting of course. After the breeding season the male moults its colourful … Read more

Loten’s Sunbird

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird in my garden feeding on nectar from double orange hibiscus(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) flower. I photographed it using Canon EOS 5D Mark III using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM combined with Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. All the photos were shot handheld at 1/640th of second shutter speed at f/4.0 … Read more

Female Loten’s Sunbird

Female Loten's Sunbird

Long time back I had posted two articles on Male Loten’s Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) here and here. Recently on a cloudy overcast afternoon I found the female Loten’s Sunbird who frequents Oleander bush in our garden was sitting on the overhead television cable. As I picked up my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM fitted … Read more

Silhouette

Silhouette

It was late in the evening and light was not sufficient for any meaningful hand held bird photography. I saw the male Loten’s Sunbird(Cinnyris lotenius) on a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plant searching for nectar in the nearby flowers. I had my Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM on Canon EOS 7D. The dark … Read more

Male Loten’s Sunbird

Last Sunday I had plenty of birds to shoot. It had stopped raining and birds were busy finding nest materials. I stood beside a milk weed bush whaich had dry seed pod with silk in it. That day I got several good shots.Here is one of the Male Loten’s Sunbird(Cinnyris lotenius) from that day’s photography. … Read more

Male Loten’s Sunbird

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird in my garden the other day with spider in its mouth. The Loten’s Sunbird or Long-billed Sunbird, Cinnyris lotenius (formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia), is one of a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar. Sunbirds will also take insects, especially when … Read more

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