Species of Thailand

Green-tailed sunbird

Aethopyga nipalensis, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837

(In Thai: นกกินปลีหางยาวเขียว)

The green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) or Nepal yellow-backed sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae.

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. In southeast Szechwan and Yunnan, it lives in open mountain woods with moss-covered trees, from 1825 to 3350 meters elevation.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Resident in mountains

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

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Nectariniidae
Genus
Aethopyga
Species
Aethopyga nipalensis

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินปลีหางยาวเขียว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

Photos

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Green-tailed sunbird (aethopyga nipalensis)
Green-tailed sunbird

Range Map

Distribution map of Green-tailed sunbird, Aethopyga nipalensis in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
Range map of Aethopyga nipalensis in Thailand