Species of Thailand
Kurochkinegramma hypogrammicum, Salomon Müller, 1843
(In Thai: นกกินปลีท้ายทอยน้ำเงิน)
The purple-naped sunbird (Kurochkinegramma hypogrammicum) is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is the only species in the genus Kurochkinegramma. It is found in Southeast Asia from Myanmar to Sumatra and Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
A study published in 2011 appeared to show that the purple-naped sunbird was phylogenetically nested within the genus Arachnothera. A subsequent 2017 study, conducted by some of the same authors and using additional sequence data, found that the purple-naped sunbird occupied a basal position to Arachnothera. It was formerly placed in the genus Hypogramma until it was realised that the name was preoccupied within Lepidoptera.
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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
- Kurochkinegramma hypogrammicum
- Thai: นกกินปลีท้ายทอยน้ำเงิน