They are small songbirds, less than five inches long. The olive-backed sunbird feeds on nectar and can hover like hummingbirds. They also like to perch on the jackfruit tree just outside my window!
Also known as yellow-bellied sunbird, both male and female have bright yellow underpants and brown backs.
The male, however, boasts of a dark metallic blue-black upper breast, throat, and forehead. This one was an absolute show-off.
I had to shoot through glass, as they quickly fly away when I open the window.
I also didn’t want to disturb them. It’s mating season. They might be making a nest.