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Western Violet-backed Sunbird

Western Violet-backed Sunbird - Adult female at nest

Photographer
Location
» Marondera, Zimbabwe
Country image taken
» Zimbabwe
Date
» August, 1978
Equipment
» Nikon
Bird Species
»Anthreptes longuemarei - Western Violet-backed Sunbird
Bird Species (French)
»Souimanga violet
Bird Family
Bird Status
» Least Concern
Remarks
» The female builds the nest, usually in August when the Musasa trees are losing their leaves. She sticks dry leaves on the outside of the nest to make it appear "old" even when just completed

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