The Yellow-breasted Sunbird is a beautiful bird with olive green back and yellow underside. The bill is long and curves downwards. Males have a metallic blue throat and breast. Thy have short wings and fly with fast and direct flight, and hovers to feed. Immatures are similar to females. Sometimes seen with other honeyeaters.
Olive-backed Sunbird, Yellow-bellied Sunbird
rainforest margins, watercourses, mangroves, farmland, suburban gardens.
feeds mainly on nectar. Also eats spiders, insects and larvae.
Both male and the female assist in building a long spindle shaped nest with side entrance, and slight overhanging porch at the entrance. The nest is made of bark fibre, grass and leaves bound with spider web, with a trail of hanging material at the bottom end. The female lays two or three grey-green mottled eggs.
coastal areas along northern and central Queensland north of Gladstone. Also found in southern Asia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Yellow-breasted Sunbird|