Capricorn Coast Birds
   
 
  Olive-backed Sunbird
Nectarinia jugularis
Average size 12cm
 
         
 
 
 
  Male   Female  
         
   
Distribution; coastal Queensland down to about the Tropic of Capricorn also coastal New Guinea and S.E. Asia.
Habitat; beach scrub, wetter woodlands and forests, mangroves.
Diet; mostly nectar, although they will also take insects, despite their very similar diet and appearance to Honeyeaters they are not closely related.
These are quite common in our residential areas and often nest on verandahs and similar covered structures around peoples homes. To have sunbirds nest at your place is considered a great honour in tropical Queensland and the entire event is followed with the keenest interest.