The Vigors’s sunbird or western crimson sunbird is considered as a subspecies of the crimson sunbird.
How does the bird appear…
Bill is medium in length, thin and down-curved, while tongue is brush-tipped and tubular; both adapted for nectar feeding.
The male has a crimson breast with yellow streaks and a maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive and tail is bottle green. The female has a dark olive-green back with yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.
Habitat: Where to find this bird..
Vigor’s sunbird is endemic to southwest region of India, western ghats. It is found in evergreen and moist-deciduous forest and forest edge, particularly around flowering trees.
It feeds on nectar, insects and spiders.
Vigor’s sunbird is named after Irish-born zoologist N.A. Vigors.