Animals and Nature - Vitae – A Photographic Journey

Crimson Sunbird (Male)

Aethopyga siparaja

The Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) is informally nominated by nature lovers as the national bird of Singapore. The male of this beautiful bird is a breath-taking sight to behold in the forest. The forehead and tail are a shining purple; the breast, body and inner wing are bright crimson; the rump is yellow, and it has a metallic purple ‘moustache’.