D9 Sunbird Hatchlings by Dad Bear
D9 Sunbird Hatchlings, a photo by Dad Bear on Flickr.

On D9, closer examination of the chicks show that they are developing yellow streaks on their plumage. The different colorings would suggest their growing maturity and the color of their plumage when they full develop as adults. No idea about the gender of the chicks just yet. The 2 parents must have already racked up a load of frequent flyer miles, flying in food continuously during the day,from nearby sources, to the 3 growing chicks. While the nest hangs precariously from the lowermost branch of the shrub, it has withstood the heavy rains of the last 2 days.

More pictures can be seen here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyongkuan/sets/72157626502666067/

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