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Alternative name: Western Crimson Sunbird
Tiny, only 11 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.
The adult male has a crimson breast with yellow streaks and a maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has a dark olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.
 Similar species
Generally darker and bigger-billed than Crimson Sunbird.
Endemic to southwest India (Western Ghats from Kerala north to Narbada River)
Found in forest, scrub and gardens below 1,800.
Feeds on nectar, insects and spiders.
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