Brown-throated Sunbird

Scientific Name: Anthreptes malacensis
Malay Name: Kelicap Mayang Kelapa
Chinese Name: 褐喉食蜜鸟
Alternative Name: Plain-throated Sunbird

Range:
Found throughout Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: malacensis, bornensis, mjobergi, paraguae, heliolusius, wiglesworthi, iris, chlorigaster, cagayanensis, heliocalus, celebensis, extremus, convergens, rubrigena

Local Subspecies: malacensis

Size: 14 cm

Identification: Male has dull brownish head-sides and throat, glossy dark green upperparts with iridescent purple shoulder patch and yellow lower breast to vent. Female can be separated from other sunbirds by combination of robust shape, relatively straight bill and broken broad pale yellow eyering.

Habitat: Parks, gardens, secondary growth, mangroves, forest and forest edge.

Behavior/Ecology: Frequents trees as well as low scrubs.

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Any patch of suitable habitat like Singapore Botanic Gardens, Satay by the Bay, Chinese/Japanese Gardens, Central Forest and Sungei Buloh.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore