ELEGANT SUNBIRD (Aethopyga duyvenbodei)

ELEGANT SUNBIRD (Aethopyga duyvenbodei)
ELEGANT SUNBIRD (Aethopyga duyvenbodei)

Description: The elegant sunbird is a stunning bird with a green- and blue-capped head, reddish ear cover and neck, an olive back, and a yellow belly. Like other sunbirds, the male of this species is colorful — at least during breeding season — while the female is drab. The elegant sunbird is confined to one small island in Indonesia, where its population is fragmented by habitat loss and degradation.

IUCN Status: Endangered


Major Threat: Habitat loss and degradation

Habitat: Primary forest, forest edge, adjacent low scrub and plantations

Location: Sangihe Island in Indonesia

Diet: Fruit, nectar and insects