Scientific Name: Cinnyris jugularis
Malay Name: Kelicap Biasa
Chinese Name: 黄腹花蜜鸟
Found from southern China to Southeast Asia and north-east Australia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: andamanicus, proselius, klossi, rhizophorae, flammaxillaris, ornatus, polyclystus, aurora, obscurior, jugularis, woodi, plateni, infrenatus, robustirostris, teysmanni, frenatus, buruensis, clementiae, keiensis, idenburgi, flavigastra.
Local Subspecies: ornatus
Size: 11.5 cm
Male has plain olive-green upperparts, iridescent blue-black forehead, throat and breast and yellow belly and vent. Female can be separated from other sunbirds by combination of obvious down-curved bill, all yellow underparts and extensive white on tail.
Habitat: Gardens, parks, mangroves, secondary growth and other wooded areas.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Any suitable patch of habitat.
BirdLife International. (2016). Cinnyris jugularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.