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Sunbird, Southern Double-collared

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Hasco
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Sunbird, Southern Double-collared

Unread post by Hasco » Fri May 02, 2008 1:39 pm

Hello everyone, since people helped me before with some 'easy' birds I dare to ask for another ID. Could anyone please help me identifying these sunbirds? They are such beautiful, colourful birds but I am struggling to find their correct names.
The first one near Cape Point (a female?) and the last one in Tsitsikamma NP. This one also had a little blue near the tail.

Sorry that the pictures aren't very clear, you have to be quick to photograph them.

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Thank you so much!

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gfordyce
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Unread post by gfordyce » Fri May 02, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi Hasco
The last bird is a Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird. I can't help you with the first one.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat May 03, 2008 10:33 pm

I agree with gf, but the first one also looks like a LDC sunbird.
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