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Temminck's sunbird

Binomial name: Aethopyga temminckii, Salomon Müller, 1843

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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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

NR:Not Recognised (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Temminck's sunbird, Aethopyga temminckii in Thailand
Range map of Aethopyga temminckii in Thailand