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Crimson Sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja

Description:

Crimson Sunbirds are tiny, only 11cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

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3 Comments

alice and nath
alice and nath 8 years ago

This is Aethopyga magnifica or magnificent sunbird. They are endemic to the islands of Tablas, Sibuyan, Panay, Negros and Cebu. The Crimson sunbird has been under review and this is one of the subspecies of this sunbird that was promoted as a species. Its large size, black underparts in the male, and the combination of red wings/tail and a plain back in the female and molecular markers support the split of this sunbird from the Crimson sunbird. Reference: [1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11... or [2] Sunbird colonization and diversification in the Philippines; spotlight on Mindanao http://wp.me/pVB8v-28W.

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 9 years ago

thanks a lot IsmaelChavesAguilar

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Lovely bird! I like second picture

KdonGalay
Spotted by
KdonGalay

Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

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