15 September 2011

Crimson Sunbird ( Aethopyga Siparaja) - male

The Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja, is a sunbird.

Crimson Sunbirds are tiny, only 11cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

                                                                           Loc - Southern of Penisular Malaysia Sept 2011

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