Common Sunbird-Asity

Neodrepanis coruscans

ML38494341


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John C. Mittermeier
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eBird Checklist S31900841
Lac Matsaborimena
Mahajanga, Madagascar
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Latitude and Longitude -14.3341, 48.5899 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

A pair attending a nest, and later a second female seen father up the hill. We watched the nest for ca. 1 hour while the female collected strands of moss and made trips back and forth to weave pieces into the nest structure. The male stayed in the vicinity but was not observed participating in construction. After waiting for a long while we had incredible looks at the male doing a display nearby in the forest mid-story where he raised the feathers on his crest and rocked back and forth like a wind up toy whlie singing. Unexpected to find this species, rather than Yellow-bellied at this elevation.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D800
Lens model
200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
0.01 sec
ISO
5000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
7,505KB
Dimensions
5443 x 3633

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