Fork-tailed sunbird

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Fork-tailed sunbird
Fork-tailed Sunbird.jpg
Aethopyga christinae male
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
Species: A. christinae
Binomial name
Aethopyga christinae
Swinhoe, 1869

The fork-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga christinae) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. These small birds, with decurved bill, call a soft and frequent "zwink-zwink" and a metallic trill. The bird appears in the most commonly used postal stamp of Hong Kong.

Female

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