Mrs Olive-backed sunbird

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A few days ago I posted a shot of a male olive-backed sunbird visiting a flowering shrub on our balcony. He has continued to visit and now his wife has come along too. The female is less colourful than the male, with a plain yellow breast. She’s a little shyer too, not liking the sound of the Canon 40D taking 6 frames per second. These birds are tiny – about 6-8 cm – and they move fast, like hummingbirds.

There’s a set of the images of both birds in the gallery/showcase that are a mixture of shots taken with the 40D with a 70-200mm lens, and with the G3X at full telephoto.