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 moreLoten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

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 moreLoten’s Sunbird

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 moreFemale Loten’s Sunbird

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 moreSilhouette

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