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It's scientific name: Cinnyris Osea, and in Hebrew called "Sun-bird", "Honey-bird" or "Tzofit", a specie of the hummingbird.
This tiny bird, 10-12 cm most length, wight of 8 gr., wingspan 12-14 cm. The male looks all-black at distance but shows multi-colored iridescence, 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, after some "ambushes" made for some days, near home actually.

Cropped all sides for a better composition.
Ike

A Wikipedia page about the Tzofit.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5614 W: 580 N: 10644] (51455)
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