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  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (male)

 

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An adult male Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, perching on the stalk of a jang jihn palm in Phitsanulok province.

 

Besides the orangey to orange-rufous throat and breast, it also has dark ruby cheeks, which gave rise to its common name.

 

  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (male)

 

  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (male)

 

This colourful bird belongs to the Nectariniidae family and is found in large parts of Southeast Asia.

 

This small bird is only a mere 10.5 to 11 centimeters tall. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

INDEX BIRDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.

 

  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (male)