Vigor’s Sunbird

vigor's-sunbird

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.

Food:

It feeds on nectar, insects and spiders.

Interesting fact:

Vigor’s sunbird is named after Irish-born zoologist N.A. Vigors.

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