Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – family unit

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“I observed two different family units of Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis interposita); one had juveniles near-adult plumage. This pair had juveniles just beginning to moult into adults .

“The above shows the adult male with brilliant metallic emerald-green head and mantel plumage. In the background is a juvenile male.

“Above and below are also of this juvenile male – the first adult male feature to develop is metallic plumage at the scapula or marginal coverts.

“Below is another view of the back of the adult male.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
17th September 2018

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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