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Flaming Sunbird Aethopyga flagrans flagrans   - Adult male
Flaming Sunbird
Photographer : © Ramon J Quisumbing
Location :Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Luzon, Philippines
Date : 29 June 2013
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to Luzon and Catanduanes in the Philippines.

The forms guimarasensis and daphoenonota, which were formerly considered conspecific, are now treated as a separate species Maroon-naped Sunbird Aethopyga guimarasensis.
Ref: Hosner, P. A., Nyári, Á. S., Moyle, R. G. (2013) Water barriers and intra-island isolation contribute to diversification in the insular Aethopyga sunbirds (Aves: Nectariniidae). Journal of Biogeography 40: 1094–1106

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