Despite the resemblance, sunbirds are not closely related to hummingbirds. The Palestine sunbird has a long, curved bill. Males are dark with iridescent blue, green, and purple colors. Females are gray with lighter underparts.
Hovers over flowers to feed on nectar.
Palestine sunbirds feed mainly on nectar and occasionally on insects.
Rocky valleys in western Jordan with acacia, oleander, and other flowering plants. Occurs in Wadi al-Seer, Dana Nature Reserve, and Petra. Builds nests suspended from branches.