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Yellow-Bellied Sunbird

Yellow-bellied Sunbird
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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