Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Drongo And A Sunbird

 
I often tell myself that the wires near our house have taught me more about birds than any book!! The other day I caught the Black Drongo preening and feeding on this perch.

Black drongos are glossy birds with forked tails. Sexes look alike. These birds are said to be highly beneficial to agriculture as they feed on vast quantities of harmful insects. Apart from insects they also feed on smaller birds and occasionally, flower nectar.
I was very happy to be able to photograph this tiny sunbird as it came to feed on my plants. The male was a dark metallic blue. Unfortunately it was too fast for me but this female continued feeding on the penta (below).

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16 comments:

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic birds. The nature lets us admire unusual views. I am greeting

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Kanak! I have lots and lots of bird books but you are so correct, we learn so much more when we see them for ourselves and those wires do seem a good place :-)

I particularly love that little Sunbird, what a pretty little bird it is, so dainty!

Caroline Gill said...

I love the poise of the Sunbird, Kanak.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely birds, beautiful colors and delightful captures for the day! So much beauty! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

A wondering star said...

Great shots of your beautiful birds!

Thanks for sharing, and information.

Ginny said...

Wonderful close-ups of this bird that we do not have here. And it does look like he is scolding you!

mick said...

A great series of photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Classic photos, well done.

fjällripan said...

Great series of the birds! They are all new to me :) /Susanne

eileeninmd said...

What a cool looking bird, the Drongo! And that bill on the Sunbird reminds me of a hummer. The Sunbird is my favorite, very pretty. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your birds.

Springman said...

Sunbird with yellow bloom...Wonderful!
;-)WBW!

NatureStop said...

Amazing captures of the Drongo and the sunbird.I have been trying to get a good shot of the sunbirds here but they are too far away...anyway I'm happy seeing your ones.

Arija said...

Great shots of the drongo, wow!

Rambling Woods said...

Interesting bird Kanak...Michelle

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