are basically the hummingbirds of the Old World.
They are small, slender passerines from the Old World, usually with downward-curved bills. Many are brightly coloured, often with iridescent feathers, particularly in the males. Many species also have especially long tail feathers. The sunbirds
have counterparts in two very distantly related groups: the hummingbirds of the Americas and the honeyeaters of Australia.
My photography aviary of Sunbirds
includes: Scarlet-chested Sunbird
, Nectarinia senegalensis Collared Sunbird
, Anthreptes collaris Bronze Sunbird
, Nectarinia kilimensis Beautiful Sunbird
, Cinnyris pulchella
There is no official collective noun for the lovely Sunbirds
, so I have chosen to name a group of Sunbirds
, a Corona
! No, not the beer one!
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