chalcoparia singalensis

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Chalcoparia singalensis

Chalcoparia singalensis (Passeriformes - Nectariniidae) is a species of sunbird up to 11 cm in length, with short bill. The male is iridescent green above, yellow below, with vivid crimson patches on the cheeks. Females and young are duller but the female shares the male’s orange throat.

This species os native from Northern India to northern Indochina, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.

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Photo credit: ©Daniel Ruyle | Locality: Thailand (2010)