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Olive-backed Sunbird

(Cinnyris jugularis, fam. Nectarinidae(Sunbirds))

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The only sunbird in Australia. Occupies forest edges, secondary growth, mangroves, parks and gardens. When breeding , much displaying and vocal pursuit in flight. Feeds on nectar and invertebrates gleaned from crevices and crannies, hovers briefly. Readily forages around man-made structures. Nest is a distinctive pendulous structure of spider web and fibrous plant material, often suspended over water but also beneath the overhangs of buildings.

Source: The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al

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