Elegant Sunbirds


Elegant SunbirdThe Elegant Sunbird, Aethopyga duyvenbodei is a large, up to 12cm long, Australasian sunbird in the genus Aethopyga.


Description

The male has an irridescent blue-green crown, shoulder patch and uppertail coverts, yellow bar across lower back, red eart covert (feathers covering the ears), olive back, yellow throat, red neck collar and yellow below.

The female has a yellowish olive upperparts, scaly crown and yellow underparts.


Distribution / Range

An Indonesian endemic, the Elegant Sunbird is distributed to the island of Sangihe, north of Sulawesi. It is found and locally common in the forests and plantations near Mount Sahendaruman in southern Sangihe.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and limited range, the Elegant Sunbird is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia.org ... Additional information and photos added by Avianweb.



Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.

BeautyOfBirds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. THANK YOU!

Comments