Species Details

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Crimson Sunbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aethopyga gouldiae
Family : Nectariniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Crimson Sunbird is a small dark passerine with a curved bill (length 10 cm, weight 6.7 g, wing 5.3 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 8 cm approximately). Its male is visibly different from its female. The male has a metallic-green crown and malar stripe. The rest of the head and mantle are dark crimson head and mantle. It has a broad bright yellow rump and elongated metallic bottle-green tail. It has a bright scarlet throat and breast and dusky yellowish-olive belly and vent. The female has a rounded tail and is dark olive on all the upperparts and paler olive on the underside, washed with yellow on the centre of its belly. It feeds chiefly on nectar and occasionally on insects and spiders. It breeds in April-July and nests near the roots of bushes dangling from an overhanging bank.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:David Farrow(www.xeno-canto.org/David Farrow), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.