Magnificent sunbird

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Magnificent sunbird
Aethopyga magnifica Keulemans.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
A. magnifica
Binomial name
Aethopyga magnifica
(Sharpe, 1876)

The magnificent sunbird (Aethopyga magnifica) is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding 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. It is endemic to the western Philippines and was once considered a subspecies of the crimson sunbird.


  1. ^ <BirdLife International 2018. Aethopyga magnifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T103810377A132044827. Downloaded on 21 March 2019.