Olive-backed Sunbird · Cinnyris jugularis · (Linnaeus, ). Order: PASSERIFORMES. Family: Nectariniidae (Sunbirds). Genus: Cinnyris. Species: jugularis. Cinnyris jugularis jugularis: S Luzon, central and s Philippine Is. Cinnyris jugularis andamanicus: Andaman Is. (Bay of Bengal); Cinnyris jugularis [klossi or . Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has an extremely large range, and .

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Food and feeding Insects, usually small ones, and spiders Araneaealso nectar and small fruits. Olijfrughoningzuiger, Staalborsthoningzuiger, Staalborst-honingzuiger Norwegian: The forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a dark, metallic blue-black. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates.

Cinnyris jugularis (Olive-backed Sunbird) – Avibase

These are attractive small birds with the males having colourful plumage for sexual display. Subspecies divided into six groups, based largely on male plumages as presented in recent regional field guide R: Wee 25 Nov Hartert, — Buru, in S Moluccas. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore.


Subspecies Cinnyris jugularis clementiae. Mount Kinabalu, Kundasang village, Sabah, Borneo. The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: In most subspeciesthe underparts of both male and female are bright yellow, the backs are a dull brown colour.

Cinnyris jugularis

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. Volume 1, Part 1 12th ed. Sulawesi, Talaud, Salayar and adjacent smaller islands Cinnyris jugularis frenatus: Species identified as olive-backed sunbird Cinnyris jugularis.

Raffles Bulletin of ZoologySupplement Qizi Bay, Hainan Sheng. The Olive-backed Sunbirds are prey to various predatory birds and it has been recorded to be a victim of the Oriental Whip Snake Ahaetulla prasina. The chicks are looked after by both adults for days.

Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: After building the nest, the birds abandon the nest for about a week before the female returns to lay one or two greenish-blue eggs. Only after the recording did I saw the sunbird saw only a male fly off.

Recent sight records presumably of race flammaxillaris from SE Bangladesh almost certainly valid, but General Biology These are attractive small birds with the males having colourful plumage for sexual display. Life Cycle The female collects nesting materials and builds the nest, the male will be around, calling or singing. Thus it is more likely that this call was made by the sunbird.


Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)

Subspecies and Distribution C. Avibase is also available in the following languages: Total recording duration 1: The sunbird has been observed to hover before the flowers of Common Snakeweed Stachytarpheta indica in order to sip on the nectar.

Subspecies Cinnnyris jugularis rhizophorae. Cinnyris jugularis Linnaeus, Kingdom: Originally from mangrove habitat, the olive-backed sunbird has adapted well to humans, and is now common even in fairly densely populated areas, even forming their nests in human dwellings. N Moluccas, Aru and w Papuan is. To register to myAvibase click here.