Malachite Sunbird

Nectarinia famosa
The most elegant of all sunbirds. In breeding plumage the male is iridescent green with long black tail. The female is greyish-yellow with a pale eyebrow. She lacks the long tail. These sunbirds can be found on the protea bushes above Witchwood and on the aloes around Crimsonwing. Quite shy and retiring. Often bullied by the larger Bronze Sunbirds and Gurney’s Sugarbirds as they all compete for nectar.