Hunter's Sunbird
Chalcomitra hunteri
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Hunter's sunbird is an East African endemic generally found in lower, dryer areas with acacias. The identifying iridescent malar stripe is sometimes difficult to see (see photos above with and without stripe). The nest was photographed on the Maasai Steppe (3-12), courtesy of Paul Oliver: click it to see twelve enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Adolf Wurm, Paul Oliver, Mike Graham

Last Update this page: 2-19-15