Scientific Name: Anthreptes malacensis
Malay Name: Kelicap Mayang Kelapa
Chinese Name: 褐喉食蜜鸟
Alternative Name: Plain-throated Sunbird
Found throughout Southeast Asia
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.
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