Loten's sunbird

Loten's sunbird

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Cinnyris lotenius

Loten's sunbird, also known as the long-billed sunbird or maroon-breasted sunbird, is a sunbird endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Named after Joan Gideon Loten, who was the Dutch governor of colonial Ceylon, it is very similar to the purple sunbird that is found in the same areas and also tends to hover at flowers for nectar, but can be distinguished by the longer bill, the maroon band on the breast and brownish wings. Like other sunbirds, it is also insectivorous and builds characteristic hanging nests.

This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA).

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical Realms

Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Diet

References

1. Loten's sunbird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loten's_sunbird
2. Loten's sunbird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22717862/94556053
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/652067

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About