Sunbirds Bathing

Malachite Sunbirds Bathing, 16 June 2020. Copyright 2020 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.
Nectarinia famosa

A sight I have not observed before: a Malachite Sunbird male (left) and female (right) in the birdbath. Once before have I seen a male bathing in dewy foliage, assuming at the time that it did so for its long tail feathers—a birdbath being too shallow to accommodate them—but it seems to have been purely a matter of convenience.

Malachite Sunbirds Bathing, 16 June 2020. Copyright 2020 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.Malachite Sunbirds Bathing, 16 June 2020. Copyright 2020 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.

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