Species of Thailand
Aethopyga temminckii, Salomon Müller, 1843
(In Thai: นกกินปลีแดง)
Temminck's sunbird (Aethopyga temminckii) is a species of sunbird.
It is found in up to 1800 m altitude in Borneo, Sumatra, Malaysia, and south west Thailand in tropical moist montane forests.
This bird's common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Dutch aristocrat and zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
It has been considered conspecific with Javan sunbird, Aethopyga mystacalis.
The Temminck's sunbird is 10 cm (female) -12.5 cm (male) long. The longer-tailed male is mostly scarlet, except for a greyish belly, yellow and purple bands between the back and tail, and four purple bands on the head emanating from the beak. The female is drab olive, except for rufous fringes to the wing and tail feathers.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Aethopyga temminckii
- Thai: นกกินปลีแดง