Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
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    Yes

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    Wow this is so nicely

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    👍

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    @carmen_bb95

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    It is really eye pleasing to capture such intense images

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    beautiful

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    🐦🐦

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    @marialillian lidder

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    Incredible, so colourful!

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    Gorgeous! Makes me want to get out my paints. Only I could never do it justice!!!