This is an adult male Amethyst (African Black) Sunbird. It's very difficult to get a good shot that shows the colours perfectly and this one doesn't quite manage that, but it does at least show some of the purple shimmering patch on his throat that gives rise to the 'amethyst' in his name. He also has a shimmering green patch on his crown but because of his dark colouring, it's difficult to show all three colours properly exposed. All the same, I was quite pleased with this shot which was taken at close range on macro at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 400D |
|Lens:||Sigma 70-300mm APO DG |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|