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Temminck's Sunbird

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Aethopyga temminckii
Photo by cskhawPhoto taken: Sg. siddim, kedah, Malaysia.
Photo by cskhaw
Photo taken: Sg. siddim, kedah, Malaysia.


[edit] Identification

10 cm-12.5 cm. Mostly scarlet, grey belly, yellow and purple bands between the back and tail. The female is drab olive, rufous fringes to the wing and tail feathers.

[edit] Distribution

Borneo, Sumatra, Malaysia, and south west Thailand.

[edit] Taxonomy

Recently split from Aethopyga mystacalis (Scarlet or Javan Sunbird) which is found only on the Island of Java.

Aethopyga temminckii is monotypic.

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests and montanes.

[edit] Behaviour

A diunal bird that generally occur in pairs or in small family group.

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