A stunningly red bird
A bird that is blindingly red with a white belly and a shiny mustache that is both purple and blue violet!
Aethopyga temminckii, a species of sunbird, with a red breast, upper wing cover, and back.
His rump has a distinct purple sheen on the bottom and is golden to brownish in color.
His top tail coverts are glossy purple and violet, white, and have scarlet borders on a blackish-brown tail.
The wings have dark brown flight feathers with yellow-olive edges.
The belly is gray with a reddish tint in the centre.
Almost all of the flanks are white. His head is red, with purple and violet malaria stripes, lateral crown stripes, and a patch on the middle nape.
The eyes are brown with black lores, and the bill has a downward curvature. Dark brown to nearly black feet and legs.
The upper tail-coverts, top parts, and head of the female range in color from yellowish to olive green.
The wings have red fringes. The underparts are a light gray with a green wash from the chin to the breast. Her undertail coverts and ventral region are yellow.
These birds can be found in Borneo, Sumatra, Malaysia, and south-west Thailand.
They may be located between 1500 and 1900 meters above sea level.
In this phase, an egg-shaped nest with a tiny entry hole and a brief porch 1/3 of the way down the top is built.
A structure formed of dry grass and plant down suspended from a short twig is supported by a pointed roof.
Three eggs are implanted inside and are then incubated for 13–15 days. Once they hatch, both parents feed the chicks until they are completely grown, which takes 14 to 19 days.
These birds will consume small arthropods, but they prefer to sip nectar from flowers, especially red ones.