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~ ~ ORANGE BREASTED SOUTH AFRICAN SUNBIRD ~ ~

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   ~ ~ ORANGE BREASTED SOUTH AFRICAN SUNBIRD ~ ~
~ ~ ORANGE BREASTED SOUTH AFRICAN SUNBIRD ~ ~

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The Orange-breasted Sunbird, Anthobaphes violacea, is the only member of the bird genus Anthobaphes although it is sometimes placed in the genus Nectarinia. This sunbird is endemic to the fynbos habitat of southwestern South Africa, but also occurs in parks and gardens.

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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    As with other sunbirds the bill is long and decurved, that of the male being longer than that of the female. The bill, legs and feet are black. The eye is dark brown.

The head, throat and mantle of the male are bright metallic green. The rest of the upper parts are olive green. The upper breast is metallic violet and the lower breast is bright orange, fading to paler orange and yellow on the belly. The tail is long and blackish, with elongated central tail feathers, which extend some way, belong the other feathers.

The female has olive-greenish grey upper parts and olive yellowish under parts, paler on the belly. The wings and tail is blackish. The juvenile resembles the female.

The call is a twangy, weak ssharaynk or sskrang, often repeated several times.


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10/14/2012 1:15:03 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Certainly is a colourful bird. Lots of interesting information you have provided Dominick. This is a beautiful capture of a beautiful bird.


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10/14/2012 1:31:00 AM

 
Avril Young
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Yes it sure is a beautiful bird Dominick..such a lovely colour...wonderful photo, composition and colour!!


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10/14/2012 1:44:04 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent color and capture Dominick!!


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10/14/2012 3:16:51 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful bird, colors and capture.


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10/14/2012 4:07:08 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot


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10/14/2012 5:16:28 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Love that grey background making the colours pop!


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10/14/2012 5:20:43 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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A beautiful bird for sure. Very colorful!


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10/14/2012 5:26:14 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great colors & details!


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10/14/2012 6:11:17 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a very pretty bird - and a nice shot of it, too, Dominick.


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10/14/2012 6:16:09 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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A real beauty Dominick, lovely capture!!


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10/14/2012 6:35:51 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Now this is a bird I would like comming to my feeder. What gorgeous colors it has. A beautiful look my friend.


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10/14/2012 6:38:38 AM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Certainly a beautiful bird - presented perfectly!


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10/14/2012 9:59:18 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Beautiful bird capture,great colors and clarity,Dominick!


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10/14/2012 10:24:19 AM

 
Jyri Vissak
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I agree with my daughter, Well done!


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10/14/2012 10:48:03 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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What a beautiful bird Dominick, elegant colors, great find and capture


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10/14/2012 11:50:00 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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So pretty, Doominick!


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10/14/2012 12:49:30 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Outstanding profile portrait of this gorgeous bird full of color and detail. Thanks for sharing Dominick.


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10/14/2012 1:19:05 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Gorgeous color and detail in this fine bird portrait, Dominick!


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10/14/2012 1:46:10 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice capture and a very cool and colorful bird it is, Dominick!


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10/14/2012 1:51:22 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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What a beauty Dominick!!


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10/14/2012 5:43:47 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Dominick. Beautiful bird. Love the colors.


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10/14/2012 5:52:25 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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It's a beauty, Dominick!


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10/14/2012 5:58:05 PM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent colors, capture and info!!


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10/14/2012 6:22:46 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Looks as though everyone LIKES this capture, Dominick. Me TOO.


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10/14/2012 7:19:36 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful capture and color, Dominick!!


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10/14/2012 10:51:46 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Dominick, I think this bird rolled around on a painter's pallette to get that delightful mix of glorious colors. Superb capture!


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10/15/2012 1:19:03 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a beauty Dom, VERY well done!! <><


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10/15/2012 8:36:10 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A spectacular bird this is, Dominick. Wouldn't it be something to actually have one of these in the backyard?


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10/17/2012 12:03:14 PM

 
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