The image shows a vibrant bird perched on a bright yellow and orange flower. The bird has a striking red chest and a deep blue patch on its head, with the rest of its body in shades of grey. The flower has long, curved petals that resemble flames. Surrounding the bird and flower are large green leaves, and there are visible droplets of water on the leaves and petals, suggesting recent rain. The background is a soft, out-of-focus green, highlighting the bird and flower in the foreground.

Crimson Sunbird

When visiting an attraction as impressive as Mandai Bird Park in Singapore, one expects to see an amazing assortment of birds. However, this little fellow was not captive!

While exiting the park due to the onset of rain, I was taking photos of the impressive Parakeet Flowers (Heliconia psittacorum) alongside the central pathway when I noticed this little fellow.

It is a Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) which Nature Society Singapore have unofficially declared the national bird of Singapore!






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