This record has 2 subrecords, which the Records Committee
believes are records of the same bird(s).
See the full list of subrecords below.
This record was submitted by Albert Low
on 01 May 2022.
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01 May 2022
This record was submitted to the Records Committee
02 May 2022
The Records Committee began deliberating on this
01 Jun 2022
The Records Committee completed its review and
finalised its verdict.
Both individuals unmistakable with red eyes, orange throat and upper breast. Male had iridescent green crown and nape. At least one individual was calling prior to observation.
Initially heard calling from the direction of the Aerie Tower. A pair subsequently landed on the horizontal branch of a Sea Apple tree directly above the walkway at the pond briefly before being flushed by a group of hikers entering the site. Not heard or seen again afterward. This pond seems to be within the territory of a male bird that was seen regularly in the latter half of 2021, and he appears to have found a partner. Some of the Sea Apples around the pond were flowering and the large Ficus by the viewing platform was fruiting although the birds were not observed interacting with any of these food resources.
It was a fine day with no wind and blue skies.
Numerous sightings throughout Southeast Asia
Observer's experience w/similar species
The main possible source of confusion were the multiple Brown-throated Sunbirds around the site during the entire time that I was there. However, none of these birds had a orange throat and upper breast, or iridescent green upperparts in the case of male birds.
Revisions to this record
23 Jul 2022
Minimum number of individuals present at the site is three, as two males were reported on multiple occasions in May (see eBird link above). Therefore, the count for this record was updated from two (originally submitted by observer) to three.