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Golden-winged Sunbird

Golden-winged Sunbird - Adult male in breeding plumage

Photographer
Location
» South Marmanet Forest Reserve, Nyahururu
Country image taken
» Kenya
Date
» November, 2008
Equipment
» Nikon Coolpix E4800
Bird Species
»Drepanorhynchus reichenowi - Golden-winged Sunbird
Bird Species (French)
»Souimanga à ailes dorées
Bird Family
Bird Status
» Least Concern
Remarks
» I have observed Golden-winged Sunbird males defending flowers of Leonotis sp. from other males including of other species. Notice the elongated central tail feathers - a sign of breeding in males. The entire plumage is also bright indicating it is newly replaced.