Species Details

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Fire‑tailed Sunbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cinnyris jugularis
Family : Nectariniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest, Villages
Description : The Fire-tailed Sunbird is a small passerine with a yellow rump (length 12 cm, weight 8.2 g, wing 13 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 1.6 cm, tail 13.3 cm approximately). The male looks different from the female. The breeding male is bright orange-red from the nape and back to the tip of an elongated tail, except for a yellow rump and olive wings. The crown and throat are metallic purple and the ear-coverts darker. The rest of its underparts are yellow with an orange wash on the breast. The female looks dull olive with more or less yellow on the rump and belly, and an orange tint to the rounded tail. It breeds in the hills of northeast India in April-June. It feeds mainly on nectar and occasionally on insects.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: JJ Harrison(www.inaturalist.org/people/JJ Harrison),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Okamoto Keita Sinmore information, please contact us.