Olive-backed sunbird


Olive backed sunbird is also called as Yellow bellied sunbird. It is a small songbird.

How does the bird appear…

It is at most 12 cm long. Both male and female have bright yellow underparts and dull brown backs. Male have dark metallic blue-black forehead, throat and upper breast.

 Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is originally from mangrove habitat but has adapted well to humans, and can be found in fairly dense populated areas.


It feeds mainly on nectar but also takes insects.

 Breeding & Nesting

It mates between the months of April and August. Both male and the female build a flask shaped nest, with an overhanging porch at the entrance, and a trail of hanging material at the bottom end. Both parents take care of young ones.

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