Species Details


Olive-backed Sunbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cinnyris asiaticus
Family : Nectariniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Olive-backed Sunbird is a tiny, olive passerine with a yellow belly (length 10 cm, wing 5 cm, bill 2.3 cm, tarsus 1.4 cm, tail 3.2 cm approximately). The male is visibly different from the female. In the breeding season, the male has olive-green upperparts, a black tail with white tip, and its throat and breast are metallic blue, purple or blue-green. Its rest of its underparts are yellow. The female has olive upperparts, a black tail with white tip, and yellow underparts. The non-breeding male looks like the female but is distinguished by a broad blackish stripe down the centre of its throat and breast. It feeds on insects and nectar. Its usual call is a loud note: sweet. It breeds in January-February in Myanmar.
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: pvidwansa (www.inaturalist.org/people/pvidwansa ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.