19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A female Olive-backed Sunbird building nest in a mangrove tree.

This is an image of a female Olive-backed sunbird building its nest almost to completion. It was built high up a mangrove tree away from possible predators. However, this bird might not have known that part of the material it gathered and weaved was pieces or shredded plastic rice sack. This nest looks like an upgrade of a good shelter that is dangerous to the hatchlings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Baybay City, Philippines
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6