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Fire-tailed Sunbird

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Photo by Ayuwat JSunderview, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Photo by Ayuwat J
Sunderview, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Aethopyga ignicauda

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[edit] Identification

Male 15–20 cm (6-7¾ in); female 8·5–11 cm (3¼-4¼ in)

  • Slightly de-curved bill
  • Male has long tail streamers

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto by martinukNat Ma Taung (Mount Victoria), Chin State, Myanmar, February 2011
Female
Photo by martinuk
Nat Ma Taung (Mount Victoria), Chin State, Myanmar, February 2011

Asia: found in India, China and Burma

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. i. ignicauda (exultans):
  • A. i. flavescens:
  • Northern Burma (Chin Hills)

[edit] Habitat

Coniverous and oak forests, particularly with rhododendrons.

[edit] Behaviour

Non-breeding malePhoto by robby thaiDoi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, December 2017
Non-breeding male
Photo by robby thai
Doi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, December 2017

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of nectar, small insects and spiders.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is built by the female; the male only rarely may assist.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observation

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