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    Olive-backed Sunbird

    I didn't get a good look at any females there but males are definitely flammaxillaris. Individuals around KL are intermediate.
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    Olive-backed Sunbird

    Just looked at Wells, which mentions only the 2 subspecies - no mention of that localised taxon. The dull green crown and chestnut border to the breast of flamaxillaris, absent in ornatus, can be seen on this bird...
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    Olive-backed Sunbird

    You would think so, John, but Langkawi is quite a large island and does have 3 species not found elsewhere in Peninsular Malaysia - Brown-winged Kingfisher, Mountain Hawk-eagle and Black-hooded Oriole. The peninsula has two subspecies, flamaxillaris in the north down to Penang and ornatus in the...
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    Olive-backed Sunbird

    I saw a Facebook image of another individual from Langkawi the other day, which had me a bit puzzled - it looked subtly different from the birds I'm used to, less well-marked. I'll try to find it.
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