Lina's Sunbird Aethopyga linaraborae

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A small, localized bird of montane forest in eastern Mindanao. Has a long, curved bill, an olive back, an orange mark in the middle of the chest and a bluish tail with white tips. Male has an iridescent blue crown, cheek, and wing, a green shoulder and rump, yellow underparts, and a small orange patch in front of the shoulder. Female has faint streaking on the underparts, a gray head, and golden-olive wings. Similar to Metallic-winged Sunbird, but male has a blue wing and female a gray head. Voice includes a high-pitched jumbled song, a series of sharp “chik!” notes, and an upslurred high-pitched whistle.

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