The male olive-backed sunbird found in both Australia and the United States can be described as a stunning creature with vibrant features hidden beneath its wing. During mating season, its beautiful blue and yellow feathers are even more striking when accompanied by a distinctive, ricocheting sound.
During mating season, the male olive-backed sunbird sheds all its feathers, while the female stands out with her vibrant colors. This tiny bird boasts a stunning yellow belly, dazzling blue feathers on its upper chest and throat, and olive feathers on its back and wings. However, the female’s ace in the hole is a striking bouquet of ricochet feathers that only comes into view when the male tries to attract her.
Birds usually mate in the Northern Hemisphere during the period from April to August, while in the Southern Hemisphere, the mating season takes place between August and January.