Ventral view of perched bird on a wire

Ventral view of perched bird on a wire
Species: Olive-backed Sunbird   Cinnyris jugularis
Subspecies: flammaxillaris
Author: Mikko Pyhälä
Monday, May 1, 2017
Added to IBC: 24 May 2017 - 14:01
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Altitude (m): 
101 meters


One of the common sunbirds on this island

Submitted by Steve Pryor on
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Mikko, head jizz is wrong, and the bill is straight not decurved.  My take is that this is an adult male Anthreptes m. malacensis (Brown-throated Sunbird).

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Mikko Pyhälä, IBC1377730. Accessible at

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Mikko Pyhälä, IBC1377730. Photo of Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis at Koh Thonsáy (Rabbit Island), Cambodia. Accessible at

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