Look At This Stunning Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

Mustaches substantially add grace to your sturdy men’s look. In my opinion, every man would like to opt for stylish mustaches once in his life. Can you imagine a bird having mustaches? Strange, right?

Meet this stunning Crimson Sunbird who has mustache-like feathers alongside its beak that makes it outshine other birds. It is scientifically named the Aethopyga Siparaja and belongs to the large sunbird family. Most birds of this species take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird and usually perch to feed. This stunning bird is so small and measures only 11 cm long. It is a resident of tropical southern Asia and is also found in the Western Ghats of India, Nepal, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Brunei, and Darussalam.

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Crimson Sunbird feeds largely on nectar. Though they have small wings, they can take a fast flight direct on their short wings.

It has been announced as Singapore’s National Bird unofficially. 

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Be at the end of the article to know more interesting facts about the Crimson Sunbird.

Look at its Mustaches.

Crimson Sunbirds have a wonderful combination of red and green. They have a mustache-like appearance alongside their beak. 

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Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

They have curved bills.

Crimson Sunbirds have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped and tube-like tongues for nectar feeding. 

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Meet adult males of Crimson Birds.

Adult males have crimson breasts and maroon backs. Their rumps are yellow and the bellies are olive in color. The tails of male birds are long and green-blue. 

Adult Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

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Females of Crimson Sunbirds have olive-green backs and yellowish-green breasts. Their outer tail feathers have white tips on them.

In most of the bird species, we notice that the color of female birds is duller as compared to male birds. As they spend most of their time nesting and arranging food for themselves. Therefore, it may occur to provide them with camouflage. 

Same to the female crimson sunbird, they have an olive and yellow appearance which perfectly blends into the woody tones of forests and protect them. 

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Female Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

They are found in forests and cultivated areas.

They make a “chee-chee wee” sound for their calls.

They make their nests, hanging in the trees.

Females lay around two to three eggs in a suspended nest in a tree.

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Nest of Crimson Sunbird With Mustaches

There is a little chance that you may see this gorgeous bird feeding nectar in your large garden or some other cultivated areas. Aren’t they super cool with their mustaches?

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Mainly they feed on nectar but sometimes they go for insects too, especially when feeding their young ones.

Crimson Sunbird feeding

Hope you liked reading about this stunning crimson bird with mustaches.

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