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Bohol Sunbird - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Mark Harper
Seville Rd, Bohol, Philippines, March, 2019
Aethopyga decorosa

Identification

9·6 cm (3¾ in)

  • Greenish head
  • Iridescent blue ear-coverts
  • Whitish breast
  • Yellowish-green belly

Distribution

Philippines, endemic to Bohol Island.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Metallic-winged Sunbird.

Habitat

Mid-altitude mountain forest up to 1500 m and sometimes higher.

Behaviour

Diet

They forage singly and in pairs. However, no information is available on their actual diet.

Breeding

The nest is attached to a fern frond. Little other information is available.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2013. IOC World Bird Names (version 3.5). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

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