An iridescent green head coupled with a stunning yellow belly makes for a glossy green extrovert that stands out in so many ways

He sticks out in so many ways, with his shiny green head, throat, and back, brilliant yellow belly, and exceptionally long slender tail!

The Nile Valley Sun bird (Hedydipna metallica) is a 17 cm (634 in) bird with a long, secured beak.

An iridescent green head coupled with a stunning yellow belly makes for a glossy green extrovert that stands out in so many ways

Males who are breeding have a 5 cm long fork-shaped tail.

He also has a dark green metallic head and a violet blue back with yellow undersides.

Males that do not reproduce lose their tails and have plumage identical to females, while some maintain black spots that females do not have. Females have golden-brown top parts and a lighter yellow belly.

In dry acacia scrubs in wadges and planes of the eastern coast of the Red Sea and at juniper woodlands at the high altitude (2500 m) mountains of Asir and Yemen.

An iridescent green head coupled with a stunning yellow belly makes for a glossy green extrovert that stands out in so many ways

These birds prefer nectar from a broad range of flowers, but they will eat arthropods on occasion.

By February, the male has evolved into a gleaming green extrovert with a beautiful sulfur-yellow belly and lengthy tail streamers that add roughly five centimeters to his length.

He’ll be puffing up and flaunting his newfound finery while wooing his duller mate.

The show comprises hovering, body shaking, and wing-whirring.

An iridescent green head coupled with a stunning yellow belly makes for a glossy green extrovert that stands out in so many ways

Egg laying occurs in Egypt between April and May, and in Sudan between January and November.

Both sexes construct the nest, which is an elongated oval construction 9–12 cm tall and 5 cm broad. The IUCN Red List categorizes the Nile Valley Sunbird as Least Concern.

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