Supriya Ghosh

Crimson sunbird

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Aethopyga
Higher classification  Aethopyga
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Nectariniidae
Scientific name  Aethopyga siparaja
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bird, Aethopyga, Sunbird, Olive‑backed sunbird, Brown‑throated sunbird

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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.

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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.

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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.

Crimson sunbird Crimson Sunbird in Singapore Francis Yap Nature Photography

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.

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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.

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

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References

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