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Creole Christmas Countdown

4th Day - Singing Sunbirds

'A little like a hummingbird, with a down-curved beak designed to feed on nectar, and the body size of a British wren, they zipped around the island, broadcasting their metallic tinny call. They displayed by flashing their blue throat patch and small yellow feathers on their wing coverts. Whilst calling, one of the pair, which I assumed was the male, would throw his head right back to make an ‘S’ shape, to reveal his throat patch to impress his Mrs. Then to conclude the courtship they both did some bobbing with their wings on their hips, bowing down from side to side. ' - Island to Island - From Somerset to Seychelles

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