Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

As the name implies this is a species endemic to Seychelles, but fortunately it is so common it is not threatened.

You will see it on many of the larger islands, and on Bird Island where I shot this picture. On Bird Island you get much closer to them than on Praslin and Mahe, where I found them mostly high in the canopy.

This male is loudly announcing ownership to this perch and beyond, and on a small island like Bird Island real estate is limited so disputes are frequent.

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

Seychelles Sunbird (Cinnyris dussumieri)

It sounds like this:

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