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Crimson Sunbird

Such a pretty bird with a befitting name. The rains had just subsided when this willing performer came by the Banana restaurant at the Sepilok Jungle Resort.

The Crimson is commonly found in cultivated areas and secondary lowland forests in Borneo. It is one of 10 sunbird species found in Borneo. There are 11 sunbird species on Peninsular Malaysia and 119 species are found worldwide. 

It is also known as the Eastern-crimson or Yellow-backed Sunbird. The crimson is often confused with the Temminck's Sunbird which also occurs in the lowlands. Fortunately, the crimson is easily distinguished by a dark-blue tail instead of a red one on the Temminck's.

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