The crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding the young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

The Crimson sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Philippines. Two or three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. This species occurs in forest and cultivated areas.

Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.

In most of the range, males have a long green-blue tail, but A.s. nicobarica of the Nicobar Islands and the former subspecies A. vigorsii (Western crimson sunbird) of the Western Ghats of India lack the long central tail feathers. Their call is chee-cheewee.

The crimson sunbird has become the unofficial national bird of Singapore.



Crimson Sunbird
Date Location Count
2021-02-13 09:06CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM, Jammu2
2021-02-19 08:45University of Jammu3
2021-02-14 06:30Chakki Morh1
2021-02-21 06:58Chakki Mor Road2
2021-02-21 07:00Bhoj Nagar and around1
2021-02-13 08:20Dr. Y.S Parmar University, Nauni1
2021-02-13 07:17Renukaji Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-02-17 11:00Wildlife Institute of India Campus1
2021-02-25 17:12Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus1
2021-02-14 07:30The Doon School2
2021-02-28 06:30Curzon Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun1
2021-02-14 07:30Walterre Resort2
2021-02-13 14:59Indian Institute of Petroleum6
2021-02-11 08:01Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran1
2021-02-13 08:11IRDE Residential Campus2
2021-02-24 12:46Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve3
2021-02-08 07:10Rajaji National Park--Chilla Range1
2021-02-24 15:14Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail2
2021-02-21 06:50Rajaji National Park3
2021-01-31 10:18Rishikesh--Tapovan2
2021-02-24 16:14Sigaddi1
2021-02-18 07:03Corbett NP--Dhikala1
2021-02-17 06:38Kanda1
2021-02-27 12:40Corbett NP--Bhakrakot1
2021-02-03 08:47Corbett River View Retreat, Garjiya, Ramnagar3
2021-02-02 15:00Kotabagh2
2021-02-04 11:21Sattal--vicinity1
2021-02-05 14:01Sattal--Christian Ashram Estate1
2021-02-13 15:30Banjaar Tola1
2021-02-19 07:50Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike1
2021-02-11 08:32Bosan Village and Area1
2021-02-11 07:01Coronation Garden Area (Tribhuvan University)1
2021-03-01 07:15Sangla and Area1
2021-02-12 08:30Bajrabarahi Temple Forest2
2021-02-26 07:15Sitakund2
2021-02-22 14:10Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-02-21 06:38Mahananda WLS--Sukna Forest DG1
2021-02-22 06:00Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary--Rongtong and Shivakhola Forest DG2
2021-02-22 07:24Mahananda WLS--Sittong DG4
2021-02-22 06:42Mahananda WLS--Latpanchor DG1
2021-02-12 07:10West Pendam (Sisney Sautar)1
2021-02-16 12:38East Pendam (Karmithang)1
2021-02-20 09:31Dikling Pacheykhani Forest1
2021-02-24 08:30Buxa Tiger Reserve--Jainti AD1
2021-02-11 08:30Sundarbans--Karamjal3
2021-02-13 11:48Pepsu Riverbank1
2021-02-11 08:00Sundarbans--Kotka1
2021-02-12 11:38Bodoland University Campus1
2021-02-11 07:29Manas Tiger Reserve--Kuklung8
2021-02-18 06:28Manas National Park--Mathanguri10
2021-02-26 15:39Balpakram National Park1
2021-02-17 14:14Bansbari Range, Manas National Park2
2021-02-20 06:00Manas National Park
2021-02-14 06:00Manas NP--Bhuyanpara Range Office2
2021-02-14 13:37Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society1
2021-02-20 06:00Manas NP--Bhuyanpara (Eastern Range)5
2021-02-25 06:04Satchori NP3
2021-02-13 15:04Gauhati University Campus2
2021-02-14 08:10Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati1
2021-02-25 07:00Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Guwahati2
2021-02-14 08:49Mon Vikas Kendra, DakhinGaon, Guwahati1
2021-02-26 08:41Rema-Kalenga WS1
2021-02-21 06:45Khanapara Veterinary College Campus2
2021-02-12 06:35Hazarikhil WS2
2021-02-12 10:33Orang National Park3
2021-02-28 15:18Army Residential Colony (restricted access)2
2021-02-07 06:25Hospital Tezpur, Assam3
2021-02-27 07:00Nameri NP2
2021-01-31 11:35Hatikhuli Tea Estate1
2021-02-12 14:32The Corbett Foundation, Kaziranga1
2021-02-13 09:55DCB Girls' College, Jorhat1
2021-02-14 08:30Gibon Wildlife Sanctuary4
2021-02-03 09:56Digboi Oilfields2
2021-02-06 06:55Mishmi Hills--Baramile (12th Mile)1
2021-02-15 08:45南京里 (Nanjingli Ridge)1
2021-02-13 16:42姐勒水库 (Jiele Reservoir)1
2021-02-14 08:40莫里热带雨林风景区 (Moli Rainforest Scenic Area)1
2021-02-16 08:23Kaeng Krachan NP (general area)1
2021-02-20 14:49Kaeng Krachan NP--Ban Krang Campgrounds1
2021-02-12 07:23Chulalongkorn University Learning Center [Lainan]1
2021-02-28 07:17Tat Mok NP--visitor centre & Tabor – Huai Yai Wildlife Sanctuary headquarters4
2021-02-21 06:49Khao Yai NP--Khao Khieo Rd. Km.1 vicinity1
2021-02-18 06:44Khao Yai NP--Km.30 viewpoint & fire station vicinity1
2021-02-21 08:16Khao Yai NP--Haew Narok Waterfall trail1
2021-02-26 07:00Penang Botanical Gardens1
2021-02-26 07:31Penang Youth Park2
2021-02-06 13:01Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary--Lum Changwad2
2021-02-08 06:50Phou Phanang--Ban Ang (Wealth Coffee)1
2021-02-15 07:08Phu Wiang NP (general area)2
2021-02-21 07:56Scott's Hill, Taiping1
2021-02-07 11:36Namtok Sai Khao NP--Sai Khao Waterfall2
2021-02-25 16:42Namtok Phlio NP--Makok Waterfall & protection unit 41
2021-02-12 08:37Chaloem Phrakiat Wildlife Sanctuary--Sirindhorn Peatswamp Study Centre & vicinity1
2021-03-01 08:51Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve1
2021-02-28 09:40Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - East inc. Kranji Nature Trail1
2021-02-20 17:21Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)2
2021-02-06 07:40Bukit Batok Hillside Park1
2021-02-20 15:02Admiralty Park2
2021-02-12 16:55Bukit Batok Nature Park3
2021-02-28 15:51Central Catchment Nature Reserve: Mandai Track 153
2021-02-21 09:17Singapore Quarry at Dairy Farm Nature Park1
2021-02-28 07:25West Coast Park: west1
2021-02-28 10:01Dairy Farm Nature Park3
2021-02-21 09:20Bukit Timah Nature Reserve2
2021-02-24 07:00Hindhede Nature Park1
2021-02-27 18:19Clementi Forest and Green Corridor at King Albert Park1
2021-02-13 08:45Holland Plain1
2021-02-28 07:08Central Catchment Nature Reserve4
2021-02-21 07:00Rifle Range Link2
2021-02-15 08:48Dillenia Hut2
2021-02-14 08:26Sime Forest1
2021-02-24 08:35Kent Ridge Park1
2021-02-15 09:30Upper Peirce Reservoir Park2
2021-02-27 07:38CCNR--Jelutong Tower1
2021-02-20 07:20Southern Ridges2
2021-02-06 09:59Lower Seletar Reservoir Park1
2021-02-06 07:30Singapore Botanic Gardens Eco Lake1
2021-02-26 09:10Singapore Botanic Gardens1
2021-02-21 09:41Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop2
2021-02-27 07:15Bukit Brown Cemetery2
2021-02-10 10:00Henderson Waves2
2021-02-25 07:00MacRitchie Reservoir Park2
2021-02-06 07:53Sentosa Island: Nature Park area1
2021-02-16 07:52Seah lm2
2021-02-26 16:26Mount Rosie / Malcolm Road: forest patch1
2021-02-10 09:44Pulau Ubin2
2021-02-12 08:25Son Tra Peninsula1