Copper-throated Sunbird

Amar-Singh HSS
on 6th June 2023

I observed two nesting episodes of the Copper-throated Sunbird Leptocoma calcostetha at the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Perak, and would like to share my observations. On 1 June 2023 I […]

YC Wee
on 8th July 2018

On 30th June 2018 at 9.55 am, FIN witnessed a Copper-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia calcostetha) chick fledging (see video below). About 40 minutes after leaving the nest the fledgling ended between […]

YC Wee
on 8th May 2018

The adult male Copper-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia calcostetha) is a very colourful bird. According to Cheke & Mann (2008), it “has top of head metallic green, sides of head, hindneck, upper […]

YC Wee
on 14th October 2013

Jeremiah Loei documented a duetting nesting couple of Copper-throated Sunbirds (Nectarinia calcostetha) in a patch of mangrove at Singaore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in June 2013. The clip shows the […]

YC Wee
on 30th May 2013

“The female Copper-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia calcostetha) is commonly seen at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve during nest-building season, busy harvesting and ferrying nesting material to her nest (above). This one made […]


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