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  Nectarinia jugularis Lesson, 1827
  Family Name : Nectariniidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Olive-backed Sunbird, Yellow-breasted Sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbird,Yellow-breasted Sunbird
  • Description
    • Description :
      Males are deep metallic-blue on forehead, lores, around eyes, chin, cheeks, throat and upper breast, contrasting with bright yellow underparts are distinctive features. Upperparts dull olive brown. Females have upperparts dull olive brown; underparts all yellow.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Mainly nectivorous and insectivorous. Encountered visiting many flowering plants in forests, parks and gardens. During breeding season, it is seen actively foraging for insect amongst foliage. The nest is built  often within reach of humans, usually on tip of a branch or on fences. 
      Habitats :
      Forest, Mangroves, Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      Very common in suburban and urban habitats and very tolerant of human disturbance. Widespread throughout Singapore. Widely distributed from islands in the Bay of Bengal, southern China, throughout Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, northeast Australia and the Solomon islands.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Mount Faber Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, West Coast Park
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Resident breeder
      Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Jeyarajasingam, A. & Pearson, A. 1999. A field guide to the birds of West Malaysia & Singapore. USA: Oxford University Press. 460pp 
      Lim, K.S. & Gardner, D. 1997. Birds: An illustrated field guide to the birds of Singapore. Singapore: Sun Tree Publishing Limited. 226pp 
      Lok, A. F. S. L.. 2011. Birds. In: Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, H. T. W. Tan, R. T. Corlett & P. Y. Tan (eds.), The Native Fauna of the Native Garden @ HortPark: Birds, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Butterflies, Moths, Damselflies and Dragonflies. Singapore: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore & Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, National Parks Board. 6-24 
      Robson, C. 2005. New Holland field guide to the birds of South-East Asia. United Kingdom: New Holland Publishers. 304pp 
      Wang, L.K. & Hails, C.J. 2007. An annotated checklist of the birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement no. 15. 179pp 
      Wells, D.R. 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Vol. 2. Passerines. London: Christoper Helm. 800pp 
      Woodall, P.F. 2001. Order Coraciiformes. Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers). In: del Hoyo, J.A. Elliott & Sargatal, J. (eds.), Handbook of birds of the World. Vol 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions. 130-249pp 

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