Crimson Sunbird – more food sources

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I saw a family unit of four Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) from a distance. I observed them feeding on the nectar of the Acacia mangium (above shows the plant; no images of flowers and feeding) and a wild Ipomoea species (below), both new food sources.

Earlier I had seen a juvenile feed on a cultivated Holmskioldia sanguinea (the Chinese Top Hat plant) – an exotic plant that is a particular favourite of this sunbird (below).

In the past I have also seen the Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) feed on the Acacia mangium nectar.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Fringe of the city, secondary growth

Date: 28th January 2021

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone



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