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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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Nectariniidae
Genus
Leptocoma
Species
Leptocoma brasiliana

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