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The insect-eating sunbirds of the Old World are amongst the most glamorous of all bird families. This guide provides a comprehensive resource on the sunbirds and their allies, with 48 colour plates portraying all major plumage variations and many species depicted on typical food plants.Robs nectar from flowers with large corollas; important in propagating mistletoes Loranthaceae. ... at bottom to thicker twig, but sometimes outside or inside dwellings, attached to creepers, trellises or wires, even pendant electric light bulbs; old nests may be re-used. ... REFERENCES Ali (1969), Ali aamp; Ripley (1974) , Bharucha (1982), Chattopadhyay (1980), Choudhury (1991), Ganguly (1986), Kumar et al.

Author:Clive F. Mann, Robert A. Cheke
Publisher:A&C Black - 2010-07-30


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