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  Olive-backed Sunbird (male eclipse)

 

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An male eclipse Olive-backed Sunbird, perching high-up in a tree, in Kanchanaburi.

 

It is similar to the breeding male (fig.), but has less dark, metallic blue-black colouring on the throat and upper breast.

 

  Olive-backed Sunbird (male eclipse)

 

  Olive-backed Sunbird (male eclipse)

 

Furthermore, there is no metallic blue-black colouring on the face and it lacks the maroon shine on the lower breast.

 

 

The blue-black colouring is actually reduced to no more than a gular stripe.

 

  Olive-backed Sunbird (male eclipse)

 

  Olive-backed Sunbird (male eclipse)

 

See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) and (2).