17 November 2011

Female Brown Trotted Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis),

Bird: Female Brown Trotted Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis),
Loc: Selangor Malaysia.
Date: October 2011.

The Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), also known as the Plain-throated Sunbird, is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.

The Brown-throated Sunbird primarily feeds on nectar, but it will also take small fruits and berries.Juveniles are fed with insects.

Like most sunbirds, the male Brown-throated Sunbird is more colourful than the female. The male has iridescent green and purple upperparts with chestnut on the wing-coverts and scapulars; it is primarily yellow below. The female is olive-green above and yellowish below.

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