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Flaming Sunbird

Aethopyga flagrans

Description:

· Endemic to the Philippines

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6 Comments

alice and nath
alice and nath 8 years ago

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: [1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11... and [2] Sunbird colonization and diversification in the Philippines; spotlight on Mindanao, http://wp.me/pVB8v-28W.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

They are awesome beautiful.... and lifestyle....
http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 8 years ago

thanks a lot Chun, i'm not aware i did the wrong category

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Hi KdonGalay, I have moved it's category from arthropods to birds.

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 9 years ago

thanks, DoinaRussu, AldrinAbanLuzares

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 9 years ago

so beautiful bird! wonderful colors!

KdonGalay
Spotted by
KdonGalay

Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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