The male olive-backed sunbird, found in Australia and the United States, is known for its stunning appearance with vibrant features hidden under its wings. During mate searching, the bird’s shimmering blue and yellow feathers are accentuated by a distinct ricochet sound.
During the mating season, male olive-backed sunbirds tend to shed all their feathers, while their female counterparts exhibit more vibrant colors. These little birds display a stunning yellow belly, accompanied by iridescent blue feathers on their upper chest and throat, along with olive-shaded feathers on their back and wings. However, their ace in the hole is a cluster of rebound feathers that only becomes visible when the male tries to woo the female.
Birds usually mate during different months depending on whether they are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, mating usually happens between April and August, while in the Southern Hemisphere it takes place from August to January.