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Sunbirds

Moiz Ismaili [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]

Sunbirds are small birds visiting our garden regularly. They are so small that the home pigeons appear bigger in front of them. They make some lovely sounds but their sounds immediately attract crows for a wrong reason. The crows drive them away at times. Sunbirds are not secretive but it is very difficult to take a picture of them. So I had to borrow someone else’s image from net.

The smallest of Sunbirds can be as light as 5 grams in weight. Their size is close to that of a large insect or a butterfly. Yet they look like proper birds in shape thanks to their well formed bill, wings and tail. They can build nests using just a broad leaf. The ones in our place make woven cups to the underside of large leaves as nests.

  • Question of

    Have you seen a Sunbird?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What do you do when you see a beautiful bird?

    • Just enjoy its beauty.
    • Take a picture.

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