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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.
Ike

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7173 W: 598 N: 13399] (62925)
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