Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Amar-Singh HSS
on 5th July 2023

I was watching a family of five Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds Chalcoparia singalensis on 3rd July 2023, at the Kledang-Saiong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, when I saw the adult male feeding […]

LW Teo
on 11th May 2023

Wells (2007) indicates that in Peninsula Malaysia direct evidence of the Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis feeding on nectar is lacking and suggests that they eat mainly arthropods and insects. Cheke & Mann (2001) […]

YC Wee
on 5th January 2019

“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 […]

YC Wee
on 16th July 2018

“The Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis interposita) is one of the jewels of the jungle and always a delight to watch. “Above is an adult male hunting spiders for his brood […]

YC Wee
on 8th March 2017

“I observed another episode of frugivory by Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds (Chalcoparia singalensis interposita) today. “Most literature supports insect and nectar feeding for this sunbird but I have observed fruit feeding more […]

YC Wee
on 24th August 2014

“I have seen quite a number of the nests of the Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis interposita). The majority at this location are situation adjacent to a river. “This nest was […]


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