Crimson Sunbird

LW Teo
on 5th June 2022

The Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja siparaja is a reasonably common sunbird and I often observe it at the fringes of Ipoh city and in ‘wilder’ gardens. I had an opportunity in the […]

LW Teo
on 5th September 2021

BP Chua was at the Rambutan Trail of Thomson Nature Park, Singapore on 12/8/21 around 12.45 pm when he chanced upon a pair of crimson sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja) in a […]

LW Teo
on 4th September 2021

Crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)             Linda Teh was at Thomson Nature Park, Singapore on 29/6/21 and noticed a sunbird nest in the ladies’ washroom.  The […]

YC Wee
on 21st November 2019

“An image to try and show the rump of the adult male Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) (below). In some text it is said to be ‘yellow’ but in the A. […]

YC Wee
on 25th July 2019

“With advancing age I find that hearing the calls of some of these species with high pitched notes is difficult for me, the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) included. I […]

YC Wee
on 25th August 2018

“The flowering and fruiting Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra), that attracts birds, has allowed me to document juvenile male Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) as they moult into adulthood. Details on […]

YC Wee
on 18th August 2018

An earlier post dealt with a family group of Blue-winged Leafbirds (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis) feeding on the nectar and fruits of the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra) at the fringe of […]

YC Wee
on 5th August 2018

MeiLin Khoo’s video captures a juvenile Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) robbing nectar form the flowers of Tapioca (Manihot esculanta). Note that the sunbird is undergoing active moulting to take on […]

YC Wee
on 7th March 2018

“For completeness of this bird, the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja), posted earlier: “An adult female that was feeding the juvenile posted yesterday (above). “An eclipse male that was part […]

YC Wee
on 6th March 2018

“Saw a number of Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) feeding on the fruit and nectar of Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra). “Some images of a very young juvenile male taken 8 […]


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