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· Endemic to the Philippines
This is a Aethopyga guimarasensis (maroon-naped sunbird). There has been a revision of the Aethopyga sunbirds and this species is now described as a new species and not just a subspecies of Aethopyga flagrans. This bird can only be found in Panay, Negros and Guimaras. Other than genetic differences, the most striking difference is the maroon nape of this sunbird compared to the green nape of its closest species. Reference:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11... and  Sunbird colonization and diversification in the Philippines; spotlight on Mindanao, http://wp.me/pVB8v-28W.
They are awesome beautiful.... and lifestyle....http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...
thanks a lot Chun, i'm not aware i did the wrong category
Hi KdonGalay, I have moved it's category from arthropods to birds.
thanks, DoinaRussu, AldrinAbanLuzares
so beautiful bird! wonderful colors!
Spotted on Oct 13, 2011 Submitted on Oct 13, 2011
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