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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Hong Kong Delights---Fork-tailed Sunbirds

While the cold winter leads to freezing temperatures and heavy snow in many places around the world, it brings plenty of colourful birds to Hong Kong. 
The signature bird at this time of the year is the Fork-tailed Sunbird. They are tiny little birds about 9cm long that are extremely active. The male is very colourful, 

while the female is mainly greenish coloured.  

These birds largely feed on nectar and are often seen looking for food among flowers.  
Watching them feed on flower trees in the winter makes the cold weather much more bearable.










9 comments:

Yoke, said...

Seeing those beautiful flowering trees would brighten my winters on their own, but the colourful birds make it special bright, I guess.
Lovely photos.

Joop Zand said...

wow.....these birds and pictures are wonderful,
really good photo work.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Such a beautiful sunbird!
Too bad there's no sunbird here in Japan...

Bob Bushell said...

The Fork-tailed Sunbird is a beautiful bird or I should have said, birds.

Vanessa said...

These pictures make me want to jump on a plane to Hong Kong.

Amila Kanchana said...

These cuties are a real treat!

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful birds! Love the flowers too - stunning photos!

Roger said...

Hello,
Beautiful birds that we do not know in France ... Congratulations and thank you for these beautiful images. Cordially

Barty said...

Wonderful series !