Palestine Sunbird (Nectarinia osea)  צופית בוהקת

In spite of great similarities in appearance and ecological niche, sunbirds and Western Hemisphere hummingbirds are apparently not closely related.

Here are some movies of Palestine Sunbirds shot at the feeder on my balcony in the Talbiye neighborhood of Jerusalem. The feeder contains sugar water, 1 cup of sugar to one cup of water:

Title Date                 Secs      Format / Size
Female Sunbird 2006-12-02 28 mpg (4.9M)   wmv (7.4M)
Male Sunbird 2006-12-04 19 mpg (3.2)   wmv (4.7)

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Jeff Finger