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Crimson sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja


Very territorial with this plant. It was his turf an would chase away any other birds or butterflies around it. Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.


Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

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maplemoth662 5 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Dr Namgyal ;-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Beautiful bird, sharp eyes!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks :-)

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Beautiful bird Marta. What brilliant colouring.

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Wonderful series! That red is striking indeed. Thank you for sharing :)

SukanyaDatta 7 years ago


James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago


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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 18, 2015
Submitted on Nov 1, 2015

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