just came across this comment on a "sunbird" photo... [link] "My favourite family of birds are Sunbirds. Sunbirds and Hummingbirds are more than likely distant relatives, though their forms evolved in slightly different ways after the larger continents split apart; Hummingbirds are only found in the western hemisphere while Sunbirds are native to the eastern hemisphere and found throughout the middle east, Africa, and most of Asia."
yeah, they don't do well in the cold We had so many this year because of late spring snows up the mountains - many decided to nest at our elevation (1500 feet) instead of heading up to the 3-4000 foot elevation because there was still snow up there! But I didn't mind
I googled it and depending on the species it's 12-90 times a second so I would think anything higher than 1/100 would work. Maybe a flash would help but I'll bet that would be the last of shooting that bird for the day. I'll have to take up this challenge next summer and see if can get something that looks at least as good as this one.