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Bohol Sunbird - BirdForum Opus

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


9·6 cm (3¾ in)

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


Philippines, endemic to Bohol Island.


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


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



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


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


  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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