Sunbirds enjoy spring blooming flowers in central China

Some fork-tailed sunbirds were captured feeding on blooming flowers Thursday in a park in Yichang City of central China's Hubei Province.

Males of the sunbird species are identified by their dark olive iridescent mantle and crimson throat, while females are smaller in size and plainer in color.

The relationship between the bird and flowers is mutually beneficial, as the bird contributes to pollination when it unintentionally picks up pollen from one flower and flies to another. 

(All photos taken by Lei Jiping)

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