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Crimson sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

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8 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Beautiful....

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks Dr Namgyal ;-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Beautiful bird, sharp eyes!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Beautiful bird Marta. What brilliant colouring.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

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

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Dazzling!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Wow

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Sabah, Malaysia

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

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