Species of Thailand

Van Hasselt's sunbird

Leptocoma brasiliana, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1788

(In Thai: นกกินปลีคอสีม่วง)

Van Hasselt's sunbird (Leptocoma brasiliana), is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in Northeast India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia.

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

It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple-throated sunbird.

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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Category / Seasonal Status

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
Leptocoma
Species
Leptocoma brasiliana

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินปลีคอสีม่วง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

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