Gender ID for Yellow Breasted Sunbird


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wheels

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Hi Avian experts,

I got an exact pose with a crimson sunbird and want this for collection but trying to find info on this sunbird's gender but cannot find. Can you guys help me ID whether it is a male or female. Thanks.

 

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Garion said:
Where did you shot this at? Looks like an adult female olive-backed sunbird to me.
Shot in Marina South.
BTW,How do yo differentiate the male from the female? :)
 

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wheels said:
Shot in Marina South.
BTW,How do yo differentiate the male from the female? :)
Take a look at this useful link: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Nectarina_jugularis.htm

Quoted from the webpage:

Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis)
Yellow-breasted Sunbird, Kelichap Bukit (Malay)

Main features: The smallest Sunbird (11cm), bill thin and obviously decurved; distinctive white tips at outer tail feathers.

Male: Metallic blue-black forehead, throat and upper breast, contrasting with bright yellow underparts; upperparts dull olive brown.

Female: Upperparts dull olive brown; underparts all yellow, brighter yellow than other female Sunbirds.

Juvenile: Similar to females.
So based on the description above, the one which you shot could either be a female or a juvenile olive-backed sunbird.
 

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Garion said:
Take a look at this useful link: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Nectarina_jugularis.htm

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So based on the description above, the one which you shot could either be a female or a juvenile olive-backed sunbird.

Thank you, Sir! Your info is most valuable.

Appreciate it. :thumbsup: :)
 

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