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 (♀)
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) or Nepal yellow-backed sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae.

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia.

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.

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