Scientific Name: Cinnyris jugularis
Malay Name: Kelicap Biasa
Chinese Name: 黄腹花蜜鸟
Range: Found from southern China to Southeast Asia and north-east Australia
Taxonomy: 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
Identification: 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: Very common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Any suitable patch of habitat.
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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Olive-backed Sunbird)
BirdLife International. (2016). Cinnyris jugularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103804139A94552679.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Olive-backed Sunbird. Retrieved on June 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/olive-backed-sunbird.