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This male Purple Sunbird is having a hard time with the Gals at the moment.

 

He built a nest, with some assistance from a female, in the Thai Cherry tree just outside our bedroom window but, when the building was about 80% complete, she changed her mind and left him.

 

Since then, the male has brought at least two new prospective mates to inspect the nest, but none have been impressed. 

 

I hope he gets a mate soon, as this drama is a bit stressfull.

A Welcome Guest

This male Purple Sunbird is having a hard time with the Gals at the moment.

 

He built a nest, with some assistance from a female, in the Thai Cherry tree just outside our bedroom window but, when the building was about 80% complete, she changed her mind and left him.

 

Since then, the male has brought at least two new prospective mates to inspect the nest, but none have been impressed. 

 

I hope he gets a mate soon, as this drama is a bit stressfull.

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2018, 00:19
Magnifique oiseau avec de belles couleurs.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 25 Jan 2018, 02:25
so pretty

i've never heard of them before
Ray: Sunbirds are very common in SE Asia, and even Northern Australia, Sherri. In Thailand there are about 6 species, and we get 2 species nesting right near our house.

Sunbirds are sometimes called "Asian Hummingbirds" as they are small, their main food is nectar and they often hover next to a flower while feeding.

Thank you for your comment.
I love your photos of this gorgeous bird. Too bad about the drama - I, too, hope he finds a mate soon!
Ray: I'll keep my eye on him, Elizabeth, and will also try to ensure the cats don't get too interested in him.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2018, 06:05
This must be hard for another fellow to watch, Ray
Ray: Takes me back to my adolescence, when I found gals to be a total mystery, Lisl...now I am older, gals are still a total mystery, but I carry on anyway... smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Jan 2018, 06:29
Poor bloke!

Women: fickle critters..
Ray: I have a feeling he is a young bird, this is his first nest, it doesn't quite measure up to the quality expected by the gals, Chris...hopefully he will learn.
Les lois de la nature sont vraiment interessantes
J'espère que ce bel oiseau trouvera vite une compagne ..je n'ai jamais vu cet oiseau , sa couleur est vraiment belle !
Bonne journée
Ray: Les ventres mauves mâles sont de très beaux animaux, Claudine, et nous avons la chance qu'ils nichent souvent dans notre jeune jardin.

C'est merveilleux d'observer les comportements de nos visiteurs.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2018, 07:36
Oh, this is a beautiful guest - and a fine photo! Perhaps you could help him to find a mate, you have some experiences!
Ray: I would like to assist the poor fellow, Philine, but, alas, females are a great mystery to me so I would be likely to do more harm than good! smile
Fickle females eh?
Ray: They expect a perfect nest, Bill, but this one does not stand up to close inspection.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2018, 08:46
Oh dear! Some girls are so difficult to please.; it's all too much of an effort. I'm sure one of them will come to their senses at some point.
Ray: I suppose there will be birds that simply cannot make an acceptable nest, and must live their lives trying, Alan...I hope this bloke is not one of them.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Jan 2018, 09:19
Perhaps he just wasn’t being caring enough to her.
Ray: Could be as you suggest, Chad.
Perhaps he's got bad breath or something Ray smile
Ray: Ha Ha


Nectar Eaters should have sweet breath, Brian.
Leave some artificial building materials that he might find pretty around the area. Perhaps a colourful hair elastic or string... smile
Ray: He could find stuff like that, Mary, but Sunbirds have a very strict building code that would prevent him from using it.
Perhaps he isn't gaudy enough for the girls.
Ray: I am fairly sure it is the nest, Tom...all his potential mates inspect the nest and then go away.

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