Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sunbird (male)

The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.

Friday, January 3, 2014

They Met

The true owls or typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the barn owls(Tytonidae).

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae

This is an unusual moment where a chipmunk's curiosity lead it up close to an owl. Much to my surprise, the owl flew away being taken aback by the sudden invasion.