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Species of Thailand

Copper-throated sunbird

Leptocoma calcostetha, William Jardine, 1842

(In Thai: นกกินปลีคอสีทองแดง)

The copper-throated sunbird (Leptocoma calcostetha) is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae.

It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Leptocoma calcostetha

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินปลีคอสีทองแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)


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Copper-throated sunbird

Range Map

Distribution map of Copper-throated sunbird, Leptocoma calcostetha in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park
  • Hat Khanom - Mu Koh Thale Tai National Park
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Ko Chang National Park
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong
  • Laem Ngop District, Trat
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Satun District, Satun
  • Mueang Trat District, Trat
  • Sikao District, Trang
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tha Phae District, Satun
  • Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park
  • Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Leptocoma calcostetha in Thailand