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Van Hasselt's sunbird

Binomial name: Leptocoma brasiliana, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1788

The Van Hasselt's sunbird (Leptocoma brasiliana), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

In 1939, a group of bird lovers in Hawaii known as the Hui Manu released 28 of these birds on various parts of the leeward side of Oahu in Hawaii in an attempt to get them to become established there; none appeared have succeeded.

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Scientific classification

Leptocoma brasiliana

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Van Hasselt's sunbird, Leptocoma brasiliana in Thailand

Range map of Leptocoma brasiliana in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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