Nectarina jugularis

Nectarina jugularis

Nectarina jugularis

(Yellow-bellied Sunbird)

FAMILY

Nectariniidae

Species

Nectarina jugularis

Common name

Yellow-bellied Sunbird

Main colour

Olive

Distinctive feature

Long slender bill, underparts yellow, size 10-12 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A small bird with olive-green upperparts and darker wings, the underparts are yellow, in the male the chest and chin are iridescent blue. They have a long slender curved bill that enables them to extract nectar from tubular flowers. Legs and feet black, eyes black, bill black.

Additional Photos

Iamges of sunbirds