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Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja siparaja   - Adult male
Crimson Sunbird
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 24 January 2018
English synonyms:Eastern Crimson Sunbird, Scarlet-breasted Sunbird, Scarlet-throated Sunbird, Yellow-backed Sunbird, Magnificent Sunbird (magnifica), Goulpourah Sunbird, Greater Crimson Sunbird (seheriae), Lesser Crimson Sunbird (siparaja), Sulawesi Sunbird (flavostriata, beccarii)
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Saw a number of Crimson Sunbirds feeding on the fruit and nectar of the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra).
Taxonomic Notes :Note that the form vigorsii is now treated as a separate full species: Vigors's Sunbird Aethopyga vigorsii.

The form magnifica is sometimes treated as a full species Magnificent Sunbird A. (s.) magnifica.

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