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Magnificent Sunbird

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MalePhoto by Bobby6425Cebu, Philippines
Photo by Bobby6425
Cebu, Philippines
Aethopyga magnifica


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to the Philippines (Cebu, Negros, Panay, Sibuyan and Tablas).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Crimson Sunbird.

[edit] Habitat

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on nectar, insects and spiders.

[edit] Flight

Like all sunbirds this species has a fast and direct flight with their short wings. They can hover like hummingbirds, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2013. IOC World Bird Names (version 3.5). Available at

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