Photo: Courtesy of
Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey
YELLOW-BELLIED SUNBIRD: Nectarinia jugularis (Also called Olive-backed Sunbird)
Long, slender curved black bill
Call is a high pitched 'dzit-dzit'; hissing whistle
Found in rainforest edges, mangroves and gardens
Feeds on the native ginger (Alpinia spp.)
Additional Information: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
Sunbirds are the African and Asian equivalent of the Australian 'Honeyeaters' and American hummingbird.
This species has reached Australia.
It is more often found on the edge of the rainforest, frequently building nests around human habitation, such as on the outside of lodge porches in the Daintree region.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
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