Family Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Near Threatened

Lina's Sunbird (Aethopyga linaraborae)


French: Souimanga de Lina German: Linanektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Lina

Aethopyga linaraborae

Kennedy et al.

, 1997,

1200 m, near peak of Mount Pasian, Davao del Norte Province, Mindanao, Philippines




E Mindanao (Mt Pasian, Mt Puting Bato, Mt Mayo), in S Philippines.

Descriptive notes

Male 10·8 cm, 5·7–8·7 g; female 10·2 cm, 6–7 g. Male has forehead metallic emerald-green with hint of blue, ear patch metallic cobalt-... read more


Song a long series of high-pitched squeaky twittering notes with repeated sequences. Calls include... read more


Montane forest, from 1000 m upwards.

Food and feeding

Forages singly and in pairs, and occurs also in mixed-species flocks. No other information.


Birds with enlarged gonads in May. No other information.


No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Common within its very small range.... read more

Recommended citation

Cheke, R. & Mann, C. (2019). Lina's Sunbird (Aethopyga linaraborae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 26 August 2019).