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2014-09-10 02:30:05

When researchers studying several bird-pollinated species of Impatiens flowers in the mountains of western Cameroon noticed one with an odd, upwardly curving nectar spur, they couldn't imagine how any sunbird could ever sip from it.

2011-09-06 12:41:14

Across the western Cape of South Africa can be found small plants in the Iris family called Babiana.

2011-08-19 00:02:05

Fans Vote Release The Sunbird as Favorite Artist (July 2011) San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 mySpoonful announced today Release The Sunbird is the winner of the first "mySpoonful Band of the Month" poll.

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2008-08-15 21:58:28

The Loten's Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius), also known as the Long-billed Sunbird, is one of a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar. Sunbirds will also take insects, especially when feeding young and Loten's Sunbird is possibly more insectivorous than other sympatric species. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Loten's Sunbird is a resident breeder that is locally common in forest and cultivation in India and Sri Lanka. Loten's Sunbirds...

2008-08-15 21:54:54

The Seychelles Sunbird (Nectarinia dussumieri), is a small passerine from the family of sunbirds. It is named after the French explorer Jean-Jacques Dussumier. It is native to the Seychelles where it's called kolibri in Creole. This bird is variously placed in the Cinnyris genus. It occurs on most of the larger granitic islands of the Seychelles Bank. It belongs to the endemic land bird species of the Seychelles which had adapted to human made environment changes in the best way. Its habitat...

2008-08-15 21:50:21

The Souimanga Sunbird (Cinnyris sovimanga), is a small passerine bird of the sunbird family, Nectariniidae. It is native to the islands of the western Indian Ocean where it occurs on Madagascar, the Aldabra Group and the Glorioso Islands. The Souimanga Sunbird can be found in a variety of habitats from mountain forests to mangroves and scrubland as well as in parks, gardens and other human-modified ecosystems. Souimanga Sunbirds are one of the most common small land birds across much of their...

2008-08-15 21:46:50

The Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird, is an Asian sunbird. The Olive-backed Sunbird is common across southern China to the Philippines and Malaysia down to northeast Australia. Originally from mangrove habitat, the Olive-backed sunbird has adapted well to humans, and is now common even in fairly densely populated areas, even forming their nests in human dwellings. They are small songbirds, at most 4.75 inches long. The underparts of both...

2008-08-15 21:44:20

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus), is a sunbird that is part of a group of very small Old World passerine birds. It is an abundant resident breeder across tropical southern Asia from the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. One to three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. This species is found in a variety of habitats with some trees, including forest and cultivation. Purple Sunbirds are tiny, only 4 inches long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped...

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