Black-throated Sunbird – immature male

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Black-throated Sunbird – immature male.

“Observed a self-feeding immature male and some comments on plumage changes from juvenile to adult of the Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata wrayi):

Black-throated Sunbird – immature male.

1. Small gape flange still present but only visible on close–up views.
2. The bird had developed the nice, elongated adult tail feathers.
3. The first two adult features that have developed is the metallic violet/blue in the tail and the maroon red mantle.
4. There is some black appearing in the throat and face.

Black-throated Sunbird – immature male.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
7th July 2018

Location: 1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Habitat: Garden on the fringe of primary jungle

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