Nesting sunbird in India

Last year a sunbird nested right outside my office here at Lakeside (the pictures were taken while she was sitting on her eggs last year).  She’s back again, has been building for about a week and is now sitting on eggs once more.  I can actually see her from my desk which is great.

You could describe the sunbird as India’s equivalent of the humming bird.  Very small (10 cm maximum) and fast moving with a long bill to get deep into flowers for nectar.  The nest is made out of bougainvillea petals, grass and cobwebs and has its own little ‘porch’ for protection from the elements!  She should have 2 eggs in there.

I’ll keep you updated with her progress.


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