Immature male Black Sunbird

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8 years 4 months ago #12087 by Dave Shedman
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This photo was taken by Arty at WSBG, showing a transitional / juvenile male African Black (Amethyst) Sunbird. The reason I say transitional or juvenile is that Roberts Multimedia says the immature male may have some black and purple on the throat but not always, so it could be an immature or it could be transitional.

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8 years 3 months ago #12122 by Rusty Justy
Rusty Justy replied the topic: Re: Transitional Black Sunbird
Signs of gape there it seems......

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8 years 3 months ago #12123 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Transitional Black Sunbird
You're right there, Justin, I've been meaning to modify this ever since I discovered that this bird has no eclipse plumage, therefore this must be an immature male just developing his adult plumage. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> I suppose I some ways you could still call it transitional but it is definitely just an immature male. Well spotted (pun only partially unintended)! :D

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4 years 7 months ago #85908 by fred vermeulen
fred vermeulen replied the topic: Re: Immature male Black Sunbird
Here is another Juvenile/Immature Amethyst Sunbird, taken at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West on the 14 April 2013.
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4 years 7 months ago #85910 by Doug
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Astounding.

Colours and detail.


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4 years 7 months ago #85920 by arty
arty replied the topic: Re: Immature male Black Sunbird
awesome close up

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