Family Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Least Concern

White-flanked Sunbird (Aethopyga eximia)


Taxonomy

French: Souimanga de Java German: Javanektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga eximio
Taxonomy:

Nectarinia eximia

Horsfield

, 1821,

Java

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This species and A. christinae (with latouchii) have in the past been placed together in a separate genus, Urodrepanis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Java.

Descriptive notes

Male 13 cm, female 11·5cm. Male has iridescent green crown with some blue admixed, bright olive nape, side of neck, back and upperwing-coverts, yellow lower back and... read more

Voice

Clear “tee-tee-tee-leet” with variations.

Habitat

Forest, forest edge, clearings, and alpine scrub above tree-line; 1200–3000 m.

Food and feeding

Diet thought to include nectar and small arthropods. Forages singly, in pairs and in small groups; mostly in lower and middle storeys.... read more

Breeding

Laying in Jan, Mar–Jun, Nov and Dec. Nest a pouch of moss and other materials, suspended high up in forest tree. Eggs greyish-white... read more

Movements

Nothing recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Common, particularly above 2400 m. Occurs in Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park.

Recommended citation

Cheke, R. & Mann, C. (2019). White-flanked Sunbird (Aethopyga eximia). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/60082 on 19 September 2019).