Appearance The Bronze Sunbird is a small bird; the male, 9" (23cm) and female 5" (13cm). The male has a lusterous bronze-green head, neck, mantle, throat and upper breast. The rest of his plumage is purple-black. The female is olive-brown above, with a dusky mask and buffy stripe over her eye. The throat is also buffy. The underparts are dull yellow, with darker streaks. Both sexes have long, decurved bills. Habits Bronze Sunbirds are most often seen in cultivated areas and forest edges.
Diet The Bronze Sunbird is a flower-probing bird, taking nectar and small insects. They pierce the base of the flower, to gain easier access to the nectar.
Resident The Bronze Sunbird is found between 1,200 - 2,800 metres, from central Kenya, north-west to north of Lake Victoria and south, to Kilimanjaro.
Extra Facts The Bronze Sunbird's call is like a stuttering motorbike "sput - sput - sput - sput - cheetiswooi - sput - tsweep".
Photographs Photographed in Kenya's Nairobi National Park and Nairobi gardens.