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Fork-tailed Sunbird

Aethopyga christinae

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The only sunbird throughout much of its range, where it is found in forests, parks, and gardens. Male is green above, white below, with purple throat, breast, and half-collar. Only male possesses a forked tail. Female duller, greenish above, paler olive-yellow below. Often seen foraging in flowers and gleaning insects from foliage, frequently hovering while doing so.

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