The immunity of the sunbird is due chiefly to the inaccessibility of the nest.
This sunbird was common around flowers at Kalabakan and Brantian Estate.
Scimitar-babblers are so called because of the long, slender, compressed beak, which is curved downwards like that of a sunbird.
Loten's sunbird (A. lotenia) ventures some 2500 feet higher, and has been seen in the vicinity of Coonoor.
Hence it might seem that, in the case of the sunbird, the above-mentioned explanation of the sexual dimorphism is the true one.
The humming-bird is exclusively American: the nearest form in the Old World is the nectarinia, or sunbird.
Great is the variety of building material used by the sunbird.
sunbird, fly away, fly to my ancestress' house; bring me apples and pears; come back soon.
Moreover, a tiny creature such as a sunbird is almost as light as the proverbial feather.
The nest of the sunbird is one of the most wonderful pieces of architecture in the world, and it is the work of the hen alone.