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SPECIES INFO

The Elegant Sunbird, Aethopyga duyvenbodei is a large, up to 12cm long, Australasian sunbird in the genus Aethopyga. The male has an irridescent blue-green crown, shoulder patch and uppertail coverts, yellow bar across lower back, red ear coverts, olive back, yellow throat, red neck collar and yellow below. The female has a yellowish olive upperparts, scaly crown and yellow underparts.

An Indonesian endemic, the Elegant Sunbird is distributed to the island of Sangihe, north of Sulawesi. It is found and locally common in the forests and plantations near Mount Sahendaruman in southern Sangihe.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and limited range, the Elegant Sunbird is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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