Vigors's sunbird

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Vigors's sunbird
♂ Vigors's sunbird (Aethopyga vigorsii) Photograph by Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
Male A. vigorsii from Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
A. vigorsii
Binomial name
Aethopyga vigorsii
(Sykes, 1832)

The Vigors's sunbird, Sahyadri sunbird, or western crimson sunbird (Aethopyga vigorsii) is a species of sunbird which is endemic to the Western Ghats of India. It has been considered as a subspecies of the crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) but it does not have the central tail as elongated and is restricted in its distribution. The male has yellow on the lower back and tail is bottle green. The species is distributed mainly in the northern Western Ghats but has been reported from the Nilgiris.[2] It is named after Irish-born zoologist N.A. Vigors by Colonel Sykes.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Aethopyga vigorsii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ Rasmussen PC & JC Anderton (2005). Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2. Washington DC and Barcelona: Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions. p. 550.