Wildflowers: is it a Hummingbird

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by alzubide, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. alzubide

    alzubide Active Member

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    Can You please identify this plant, is the bird in the pic a Hummingbird, I live in the East Not the west

    Thanks In Advance
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The bird is a female Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris osea). Not a hummingbird, but with similar behaviour (a good example of convergent evolution).
     
  4. alzubide

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    Thanks Alot, realy you are right as I live in Jordan and my land is facing Palestine.I usually see this bird in Jerusalem and the nearby mountines, thanks again

    Silver surfer thanks, I think this is the the same plant in my post, realy hulpfull, thanks

    Silver surfer, Just noticed that this picture is taken where I live in Amman, Jordan. When I saw the picture I thought at first it is one of my pictures as the background is very similar to the area where I have my vacation house, you are welcomed any time when you visit Jordan
     
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