GOLD BY NAME, THIS STUNNING BIRD IS CERTAINLY GOLD BY COLOR, WEARING A BRILLIANT METALLIC REDDISH-COPPER SHEEN SEEN ONLY AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR.
MEET THE GOLDEN-WINGED SUNBIRD
The golden-winged sunbird (Drepanorhynchus reichenowi), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. The male of this species is about 9 inches long with long central tail feathers. During the breeding season, his body feathers are a shining metallic reddish-copper color, replaced by black when in non-breeding condition. His belly is brownish-black.
The female is about 6 inches long, with an olive color on her upperparts and yellowish below.
–Subtle shades of yellow and black combine beautifully on this bird to create a stunning hypnotic effect of shimmering gold!
Juveniles are similar to the female, though their bellies are darker.