Binomial name: Anthreptes malacensis, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1786
The brown-throated sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), also known as the plain-throated sunbird, is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in south-east Asia, ranging from Myanmar to the Lesser Sundas and west Philippines. The grey-throated sunbird found in the remaining part of the Philippines is often considered a subspecies of the brown-throated sunbird, but the two differ consistently in measurements and plumage, and there is no evidence of intergradation between them.
The brown-throated sunbird is a relatively large, heavy sunbird with a thick bill. Measuring some 14 cm in length, it has a mass of 7.4 – 13.5 g, with males averaging slightly larger than females.
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.
The brown-throated sunbird primarily feeds on nectar, but it will also take small fruits and berries. Juveniles are fed with insects.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Nectariniidae Genus Anthreptes Species Anthreptes malacensis
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Brown-throated sunbird (male)
Brown-throated sunbird (female)
Anthreptes malacensis heliocalus, female
Anthreptes malacensis heliocalus, adult female
Brown-throated sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Ao Phang-Nga National Park Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Lang National Park Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chaiya District, Surat Thani Chaiyo District, Ang Thong Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi Chanuman District, Amnat Charoen Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hang Chat District, Lampang Hat Chao Mai National Park Hat Khanom - Mu Koh Thale Tai National Park Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Hat Wanakon National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Krung National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Kaset Sombun District, Chaiyaphum Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Chong Khao Khitchakut National Park Khao Laem Ya National Park Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Nam Khang National Park Khao Nan National Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khemarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Khiri Rat Nikhom District, Surat Thani Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla Khlong Lan National Park Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Lanta District, Krabi Ko Lanta National Park Ko Libong Ko Phra Thong Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Ko Sichang District, Chonburi Laem Ngop District, Trat Laem Pak Bia Laem Son National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chang National Park Mu Ko Chumphon National Park Mu Ko Phetra National Park Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Kalasin District, Kalasin Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Pattani District, Pattani Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Satun District, Satun Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Trat District, Trat Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Nam Nao National Park Nam Phong National Park Nam Yuen District, Ubon Ratchathani Namtok Phlio National Park Noen Maprang District, Phitsanulok Nong Han Lake Nong Thung Thong Non-Hunting Area Nong Waeng Non-Hunting Area Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pha Hin Ngam National Park Pha Taem National Park Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Wiang National Park Phunphin District, Surat Thani Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri Forest Park Ramkhamhaeng National Park Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Kala Khiri National Park San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Sirinat National Park Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Sri Phang-nga National Park Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Suk Samran District, Ranong Surin Islands Tai Rom Yen National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tarutao National Marine Park Tha Chana District, Surat Thani Tha Phae District, Satun Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga Thalang District, Phuket Thale Ban National Park Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Thung Tako District, Chumphon Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Chan District, Rayong Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project Wang Nam Yen District, Sa Kaeo Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Anthreptes malacensis in Thailand
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