Length:Long: 11-12 cm.
Wingspan: 14-17 cm.
Weight:7-8 g.




The Olive-backed sunbird, also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, is a small bird in Nectariniidae Family. They are small in size at around 12 cm long. The under parts of both male and female are bright yellow and the backs are a dull brown colour. Their forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a blue-black. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Even though, they are listed as Least Concern by IUCN they are protected in Thailand in accordance with the Wildlife Preservation and Protection act 1992.

Did you know...?

…that The Olive-backed sunbird has a long tongue for feeding on nectar from flowers?