Species of Thailand

Temminck's sunbird

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

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินปลีแดง

Conservation status

NR:Not Recognised (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (ONEP)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (BCST)

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Temminck's sunbird

Range Map

Distribution map of Temminck's sunbird, Aethopyga temminckii in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
Range map of Aethopyga temminckii in Thailand