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Crimson Sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja


Medium sized Sunbird at 12cm. Bright scarlet back, head, throat and upper breast. Belly and vent grey, tail a dark violet and forehead an iridescent purple/blue. Also sports a black moustache.


This male seen feeding on flowers in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Otherwise found throughout most of SE Asia and across to Philippines and Sulawesi.


A stunning little bird. This species is the unofficial national bird of Singapore.

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triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Nice capture, Triggs!

triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Marta. Yes they ate stunning.

triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Pradeep for your comment.

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

They are adorable birds!

triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Polilla. Congrats by the way on your member profile on the PN Facebook page and thank you for all the support you have given my spottings. It is much appreciated.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Gorgeous bird with a attractive colour!

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Oct 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 6, 2016

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