Crimson Sunbird – juveniles assuming adult male plumage

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“A presumed family group of Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja trangensis-siparaja) was feeding on the nectar of these Hibiscus flowers. Two juveniles assuming adult male plumage, one adult male and an adult female.

“I focused on the juveniles assuming adult male plumage. Much of the adult metallic plumage development in the throat and breast.Below is a limited image but shows that the metallic violet of the tail develops fairly early.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th December 2014

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Semi-urban environment near limestone hills

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