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see sunbirdsunbird,
common name for tropical, Old World birds, including more than one hundred species in the family Nectariniidae. Like the unrelated New World hummingbirds, to which sunbirds are often compared, sunbirds have long and slender, highly curved bills, tube-shaped tongues, and
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2000 Biogeography of Avifauna and Patterns of Variation in Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) in Southeast Asia.
The records of Copper-throated Sunbird Nectarinia calcostetha and Red-throated Sunbird Anthreptes rhodolaema (Dennis 1994), both isolated records from atypical habitat, and those of Yellow-eared Spiderhunter Arachnothera chrysogenys need confirmation.
Copper-throated Sunbird Nectarinia calcostetha Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja Scarlet Sunbird Aethopyga temminckii Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra Thick-billed Spiderhunter Arachnothera crassirostris Long-billed Spiderhunter Arachnothera robusta Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster ?