Collared Sunbird Anthodiaeta collaris
(aka Hedydipna collaris)
Male Collared Sunbird, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Ghana
May 2011

The Collared Sunbird is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara but is absent from much of the south and west. It is found in a wide variety of habitats - forest, woodland and savanna - especially at forest edges.

Female Collared Sunbird, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image It feeds mainly on insects but also on spiders, snails, seeds and fruits.

The male, seen here in photos 1 and 4, has the head, throat and upper breast bright glossy green with the rest of the underparts yellow separated from the upper breast by a narrow purple breast band. The female, (photos 2 and 3) has underparts that are entirely yellow.

Female Collared Sunbird, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image Photo 4 shows a male with a juvenile bird.
Male and juvenile Collared Sunbird, Aboabo, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image
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