Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Sunbird

Sunbird

Sunbirds

 

A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022
 
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4.  10 Sept 2022

 

MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1  14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022 

 

 

Olive-backed Sunbird

A familiar sunbird of parkland and urban areas. Upperparts olive-green with white tail tip. Bill thin and decurved. Male has iridescent bluish-black forehead, throat and upper breast, contrasting with bright yellow underparts. Orange pectoral tufts usually not visible, and erected during courtship display. Female is olive-green on upperparts with thin yellow brow, with underparts yellow.

 

Male, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 15 July 2021

 

 

Male, f6.3 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Bukit Batok Nature Park, 17 Feb 2022

 

Male feeding, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Hort Park, 3 July 2021

 

Female feeding, f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 3200, Hort Park, 4 July 2021

 

f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 3200, Hortpark, 4 July 2021

 

 

A6400, Eclipse Male, f9 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 2500, Woodlands Waterfront, 31 Aug 2021

 

 

 

Female, f6.3 1/1000. @422mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 15 July 2021

 

 

Female, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Botanic Garden, 14 May 2021

 

Female, A6400, f8 1/4000. @600mm, ISO 3200, MacRitchie Reservoir, 23 Sept 2021

 

 

A6400, f8 1/4000. @478mm, ISO 3200, MacRitchie Reservoir, 23 Sept 2021

 

 

f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 3200, Hortpark, 4 July 2021

 

Juvenile, A7R2, f5.6/8 1/500  ISO 500, Nikkor 600/5.6 IF-ED AIS, Woodlands HDB, 4 May 2019

 

 

 

 

Crimson Sunbird

A bright red, long-tailed sunbird. Male is unmistakable with combination of crimson head, mantle, throat and upper breast, dark blue forehead and moustache. Rump yellowish with rest of the underpart dark greyish. Tail dark violet. Female is dull olive on upperparts and pale yellowish on underparts.

 

A6400, Male, f6.3 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 4000, MacRitchie Reservoir, 23 Sept 2021

 

 

A6400, Male, f6.3 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 4000, MacRitchie Reservoir, 23 Sept 2021

 

 

 

 

Brown-throated Sunbird

Male is yellow on breast and belly with iridescent pinkish-brown throat. Upperparts glossy green and purple. Wings brown with a purple patch at shoulder. Female is olive-green on upperparts and yellowish on underparts, with diagnostic broken yellow eye-ring.

 

A6400, Male, f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 3200, Woodlands Waterfront, 31 Aug 2021

 

f5.6 1/800  ISO 2000, GM 600 TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 11 Sep 2022

 

A6400, Male, f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 2500, Woodlands Waterfront, 31 Aug 2021

 

f5.6 1/1600  ISO 4000, GM 600 TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 11 Sep 2022

 

f5.6 1/800  ISO 2000, GM 600 TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 11 Sep 2022

 

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 15 July 2021

 

f6.3 1/400. @600mm, ISO 1600, Gardens by the Bay, 15 July 2021

 

Female, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 15 July 2021

 

f5.6 1/2000. ISO 3200, GM 600 TC 1.4x, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 7 Oct 2022

 

f5.6 1/640. ISO 2000, GM 600 TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 11 Sep 2022

 

 

 

 

Copper-throated Sunbird

Large sunbird of mangroves, with relatively long tail. Male appears dark with shiny green crown and shoulder patch, iridescent coppery-red throat and upper breast. Female is dark olive on upperparts and yellow on underparts, with greyish head and throat. Note also incomplete white eye-ring, unlike yellow of Brown-throated Sunbird.

 

Male, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2500, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mangrove Boardwalk, 190B/GHFG1, 28 Jan 2022

 

 

Male, f6.3 1/640. @600mm, ISO 3200, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mangrove Boardwalk, 190B/GHFG1, 28 Jan 2022

 

 

 

Male, f6.3 1/640. @600mm, ISO 2500, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mangrove Boardwalk, 190B/GHFG1, 28 Jan 2022

 

 

Female, f6.3 1/640. @600mm, ISO 3200, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mangrove Boardwalk, 190B/GHFG1, 28 Jan 2022

 

Female, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 5000, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mangrove Boardwalk, 5 Jun 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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