French: Souimanga écarlate German: Scharlachnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Java
Formerly considered conspecific with A. temminckii. Monotypic.
Male 12 cm, female 9 cm. Male has bright crimson head to breast and back, except for iridescent purple crown and malar stripe, yellow streaking on breast; rump yellow,... read more
Soft but ringing “tseep-tzeep, cheet-cheet”.
Hill dipterocarp forest, lower montane forest and secondary forest, and forest edge; usually at 800... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet thought to comprise nectar and small arthropods. Forages in pairs in upper levels of forest.
Breeding in almost all months; laying recorded in Jan, Mar–Jun and Oct. Nest pendulous, said to be similar to those of other sunbirds... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Not uncommon.
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