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Palestinian Sunbird

Visitor Information Center - Bethlehem

Palestine’s location on the migration route from Europe and Western Asia to Africa is responsible for the very large number of bird species in the country.

Palestinian Sunbird Female

Palestinian Sunbird is one of the popular species appearing in Palestine, parts of the Middle East and Saharan Africa. It is a small Nectariniidae bird, which means that it mainly feeds on flower nectar. You don’t really need to go far away from a city to meet a Sunbird – house gardens full of flowers are like perfect restaurants, where they gather to sing and eat. The Palestinian Sunbird probably got its name from the area it appears in.

The bird has been suggested as a national bird of Palestine. It actually already is a national and folk symbol for the Palestinian people. In Wikipedia it is categorized as “National symbols of the Palestinian National Authority” together with Palestinian flag and Keffiyeh, the…

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