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