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Brown-throated Sunbird

Anthreptes malacensis

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This medium-sized and relatively short-billed sunbird is common throughout much of its range in open forest, forest edge, and urban areas. Look for male’s brown face, reddish throat, and blue-green crown and back. Female is plainer: note yellow underparts, gray-brown head, and faint “spectacles.” Compare with rarer Red-throated Sunbird. Sings from an exposed perch, giving a high, somewhat sparrow-like “sweet-sweet!” Calls include high “tseep” and “sweep.”

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