This tiny bird, 10-12 cm length, wight of 8 gr., wingspan 14-16 cm, is called in Hebrew "Honey-bird", also known as "Sunbird". The male looks all-black at distance but shows multi-colored iridescence and orange breast tufts at close range, the female and juvenile are olive-green.
The beak has a shape of a funnel, used to suck flower's-nectar.
It is a swift , fast and restless bird ,and I had to gain lot of patience till I managed this photo, near home actually.
It's scientific name: Nectarinia Osea.
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Kofman (2272) 2010-04-18 10:21
Ike, je vois que tu deviens l'ornithologue hors de pair! Je ai cherché ton Nectarina Osea dans mon encyclopédie des oiseaux et je ne l'ai pas trouvé. Mon guide traite seulement les oiseaux européennes, donc le tien, c'est un oiseau exotique.
En tout cas, bravo pour la photo.
AKITA (15125) 2010-04-18 16:52
this tiny honey bird looks so lovely,
branches are like designed pattern,
whole image is quite picturesque,
thank you for your wonderful shot,
JanD (0) 2010-04-20 1:56
Wonderful scene. Wonderful bird. Nice colors. Good sharpness. Fine image.
Leconte (5795) 2010-04-25 3:30
a clear picture on this little bird perched on the branch in its natural environment, its beak is very fine, beautiful colors,
jmdias (52918) 2012-11-19 15:39
I liked the graphism of these branches mixed with the silhouete of the bird. nice the colors too.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-02-28 12:41
Hello Ike, such an interesting picture of this unknown to me birdie!Very attractive and nice capture, you are an expert on photographing the nature!
very informative and intersting note!
all the best,
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (53183)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 7:57