Monday, July 6, 2009

Temminck's Sunbird (Aethopyga temminckii): The Montane Ferrari

They are tiny, quick, loud and simply beautiful. However, I have not really managed to reflect that beauty with my photos....(yet).

However, to get both male and female on the same day was a lucky break. Alphon was courteous enough to let me have a quick photography session with male and kept his distance. Thanks Man! You'll get your sunbird soon!

Here's the couple...and guess which one is male?

To keep everyone updated, I am still in search of my Mountain Tailorbird and Mountain Leaf Warbler. Wish me lots of luck!


Unknown said...

Beautiful bird, and the colour of the plumage is simply electrifying.

and yes, good luck to you.

Tabib said...

Great catch!
Sure that Ferrari scarlet is the male sp..

JRandSue said...

Amazing wild life,brilliant Photography. Outstanding sharp Images.
I think i've said it all .

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful birds. Great photos. :)))

Anonymous said...

I saw two today at Kubah National Park near Kuching. Two males skirmishing at forest edge - did not see female.

Congratulations on photographs