Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

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Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by dolina on Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:01 pm

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The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

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Why this awkward pose?

In the first 100 exposure of this bird I have so far, this is the best image to show off the sunbird's colorful throat.

Why did you go birding on a workday?

I went birding on a workday so I could bring my cousin's kids (aged 5 to 17) to a forested area near their sister's home (30km away) as a respite from Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. You see these kids are survivors of the said Super Typhoon. Though their homes in Tacloban City just experienced very minor typhoon damage their schools were completely destroyed and many of their friends, classmates and neighbors are among the more than 5,800 dead and more than 1,700 missing.

How can you (yes YOU) can help?

Go to your nearest Red Cross or directly to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and donate. Any amount is help.

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by dolina on Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:31 am

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I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by mikebirder on Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:45 pm

Wild ginger plant

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by dolina on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks mike.

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Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

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Settings: 1/60 ƒ/5.6 ISO 5000 800mm


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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by nelson khor on Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:24 pm

Sunbird is always not easy target......
Keep coming for your photo...

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by dolina on Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:35 am

Thanks Nelson

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by adolphkhor on Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:56 am

Sunbird always my favorite! Big Hug

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by Mr No Good on Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:19 am

Nice environment shots...2nd is good..

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by wmw998 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Sunbirds, like some of the Warblers, are so difficult to capture in sensor. Small and fast, as if they survive on rocket fuel. I had a tough time with the Sunbird and Warbler last week, while in Thailand. But if there are flowering plants, then capturing them can be a lot easier.
Sorry about the destructive super typhoon thing, read about it on papers. We are a lot luckier in Malaysia.

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by dolina on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:37 pm

Thanks adolph, Good and wmw. Smile

This sunbird is relatively easy to photograph the problem is the perch it decides to land on are either badly lighted or they're positioned at such an elevation that it is like peeping up a young lady's skirt.

I rather have direct eye contact of say 6m or less.

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Re: Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans)

Post by JKC on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:40 pm

need a umbrella. j/k

I like #2

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