Saturday, December 19, 2015

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

The Scarlet-chested Sunbird is common sunbird in Africa. I like them because of the colors and I saw this bird in a garden in southern Ethiopia. 

scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)

The yellow flowers are a parasitic bush, maybe a Plicosepalus species.

Plicosepalus sp?

Linked with Viewing Nature with Eileen and I'D Rather B Birdin.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous bird. Awesome photos of your Scarlet-chested Sunbird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend.

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  2. What a great looking bird - looks very similar to our Spinebills.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Wow!!!! Not only the bird being gorgeous and so different from any I've ever seen...your blossoming bush makes it all the more attractive!!! Well done...super compositions.

    Thank you so much for adding your link to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend for us to view your post!!! Wonderful.

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  4. WOW! I'd very much like to see these birds in person!

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  5. Beautiful! I love both the bird and the flowers.

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  6. Very pretty sunbird. Love its color.

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  7. Beautiful birds.
    Perfect photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. Oh my it might be a parasitic bush, but it is a perfect backdrop for that drop- dead gorgeous bird! Beautiful pictures.

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  9. Such a gorgeous bird! Great photos!

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