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  Aethopyga siparaja (Raffles, 1822)
  Family Name : Nectariniidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Crimson Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird
  • Description
    • Size :
      10 cm to 12 cm
      Description :
      Small, colourful active bird in the undergrowth and trees, the male bright red with rey belly and greenish-black tail; the female dull olive-green, paler yellow below, shading to dull greenish beneath the tail.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      It occurs in parks and gardens, along the edges of forest and in forest clearings, and deep inside areas of disturbed forest, in tall secondary woodland and plantations. Depends on flowers for nectar, and also takes spiders and insects.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      India, Thailand, Indochina, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Labrador Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Admiralty Park, Bishan Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Clementi Woods Park, Fort Canning Park, HortPark, Istana Park, Kent Ridge Park, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Mount Faber Park, National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Upper Peirce Reservoir Park, Woodlands Town Garden, Yishun Park, Zhenghua Park
      Nature Areas :
      Kranji Nature Trail, Pulau Ubin
      Park Connectors :
      Alexandra Canal Linear Park, Alexandra Park Connector, Ang Mo Kio Park Connector, Changi Point Park Connector, Coastal Park Connector, Khatib Bongsu Park Connector, Loyang Park Connector, Pasir Ris Park Connector, Serangoon Park Connector, Ulu Pandan Park Connector
  • Conservation
    • Conservation Notes :
      Common and widespread, but it may be difficult to spot because it seldom stays still to allow a prolonged view.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Wang, L.K. & Hails, C.J. 2007. An annotated checklist of the birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement no. 15. 179pp 

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