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A male Purple-banded Sunbird just about to take off after finishing his nectar meal.

In most Sunbirds (Nectariniidae), the males are very colourful and often have a shiny glow to their plumage especially when breeding. In stark contrast, the females are usually just a dull brown. There are only a few exceptions, like the Collared Sunbird, where the female also has brilliantly-coloured plumage.

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"Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore."
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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Image by @joelsartore Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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@Regrann from @joelsartore -
- Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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@Regrann from @joelsartore -
- Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann นก


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@Regrann from @natgeo - Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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RepostBy @natgeo: "Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)


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#Rensta #Repost: @natgeo via @renstapp ···
“ Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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#OurWorld #WaysToSafe #WildLife @Regrann from @natgeo - Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann

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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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@Regrann from @natgeo - Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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@Regrann from @natgeo: Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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#Repost @natgeo
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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Repost from @natgeo - Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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#Wow, lovely capture! #Repost @joelsartore ・・・
Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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@Regrann from @natgeo - Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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Repost from @joelsartore using @RepostRegramApp - Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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A juvenile male Purple- banded Sunbird.
I nearly mis-identified this bird as the female of the species... but it turns out that this is really a male bird before it undergoes it's remarkable colour transformation!
(See my previous posts, for a male bird in its glorious colours 🖕#purplebandedsunbird )
Photographed yesterday in the late afternoon, in our front garden in Ballito.
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Ballitoville, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
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