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Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, นกกินปลีคอแดง

The crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding the young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

The Crimson sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia. Two or three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. This species occurs in forest and cultivated areas.

Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, นกกินปลีคอแดง

Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.

In most of the range, males have a long green-blue tail, but A.s. nicobarica of the Nicobar Islands and the former subspecies A. vigorsii (Western crimson sunbird) of the Western Ghats of India lack the long central tail feathers. Their call is chee-cheewee.

Listen to the Crimson Sunbird


Listen to the Crimson Sunbird

Remarks from the Recordist

Subspecies identification based on range only

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The crimson sunbird has become the unofficial national bird of Singapore.

Conservation status
Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, นกกินปลีคอแดง
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103804411A94566535.
doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103804411A94566535.en. Retrieved 17 December 2017.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 23 February 2018
Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve


Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, นกกินปลีคอแดง
Crimson Sunbird - นกกินปลีคอแดง - 23 February 2018 - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve





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