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Malachite Sunbird
Sunbirds are small nectar feeders with bright colors and iridescent feathers, and the malachite sunbird certainly lives up to its name. Their bright green iridescent feathers give good camouflage in the lush alpine grasslands of Kenya, but they are easily spotted when visiting the white flowers of giant Lobelia in the highlands.
Brackenhurst, Limuru, Kenya
Date taken
12th August 2019
Scientific name
Nectarinia famosa
Such a gorgeous bird, Mustafa, and a wonderful setting.
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Opus Editor
He's quite stunning Mustafa.

As he is a different subspecies, and looks rather different to the current images in The Opus, I'll upload this lovely guy to the article shortly.

Many thanks for sharing him with us my friend.
Staff member
Opus Editor
Hi again Mustafa - any chance you could advise the date you took this picture please?

Oh and where in Kenya you saw him too please. Would be most grateful lad.
Thanks for the compliments guys!

Delia, I took the picture on 12th August 2019 at Brackenhurst, Limuru. Apologies for the late response.
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Opus Editor
Thanks very much Mustafa. No need to apologise... I only asked you last night LOL

I've now added the info.

Cheers my friend.

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