Green-tailed sunbird

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Green-tailed sunbird
Green-tailed Sunbird Sikkim India.jpg
A. nipalensis nipalensis, male (♂)
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A. nipalensis angkanensis, female (♀)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
Species: A. nipalensis
Binomial name
Aethopyga nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1837)

The green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It rangesa cross the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, northeast India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. In southeast Szechwan and Yunnan, it lives in open mountain woods with moss-covered trees, from 1825 to 3350 meters elevation.

14cm long.

References[edit]

[1] [2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Birds of India. Grimmett, Inskipp, Inskipp (1999) Princeton
  2. ^ Birds of China. RM De Schauensee (1984) Smithsonian