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Crimson-backed Sunbird

Leptocoma minima (Sykes, 1832)

The Crimson-backed Sunbird or Small Sunbird (Leptocoma minima) is a sunbird endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Like other sunbirds, they feed mainly on nectar although they take insects, especially to feed their young. They are tiny birds that are resident and are found in forests but are particularly attracted to gardens at the edge of the forest where people grow suitable flower bearing plants. They usually perch while taking nectar. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
  Leptocoma

Scientific:
  Leptocoma minima

Citation:
  (Sykes, 1832)

Reference:
  PZS Pt2 no.18 p.99

Protonym:
  Cinnyris minima

Avibase ID:
  B5F1B63517E6716E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B5F1B635

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916412

Geographic range:

  • Leptocoma minima: India (Western Ghats to hills of s Kerala)
English:
Crimson-backed Sunbird
Czech:
strdimil trpasličí
German:
Däumlingsnektarvogel
Danish:
Dværgsolfugl
Spanish:
Suimanga Mínimo
Finnish:
malabarinmedestäjä
French:
Souimanga menu
Icelandic:
Dvergsólfugl
Italian:
Nettarinia dorsocremisi
Japanese:
mametaiyouchou
Japanese:
マメタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
Dwerghoningzuiger
Norwegian:
Malabarsolfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Malabarsolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik maly
Russian:
Карликовая нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka malá
Swedish:
ghatssolfågel
Ukrainian:
Нектаринка мала
Chinese:
小花蜜鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Souimanga menu ( Leptocoma minima)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Souimanga menu ( Nectarinia minima)
Clements 3rd edition:
Small Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Clements 4th edition:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements, version 2015:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements, version 2016:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements, version 2017:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements, version 2018:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Clements, version 2019:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 1.50:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 1.52:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 1.53:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 1.54:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 1.55:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 2015:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 2016:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 2017:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 2018:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
eBird version 2019:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Small Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Small Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Leptocoma minima)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Small Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Oriental Bird Club:
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
James Lee Peters:
Nectarinia minima
James Lee Peters (original):
Nectarinia minima
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Nectarinia minima
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Crimson-backed Sunbird ( Nectarinia minima)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Leptocoma minima
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Leptocoma minima

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: suimanga menut
Czech: Strdimil trpaslicí, strdimil trpasličí
Danish: Dværgsolfugl
German: Däumlingsnektarvogel, Däumlings-Nektarvogel
English: Crimson backed Sunbird, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Small Sunbird
English (India): Crimson-backed Sunbird (Small Sunbird)
English (IOC): Crimson-backed Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Chica, Suimanga Mínimo
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Mínimo
Spanish (HBW): Crimson-backed Sunbird
Finnish: Malabarinmedestäjä
French: Souimanga menu, Souimanga minuscule
Hungarian: apró nektármadár
Icelandic: Dvergsólfugl
Italian: Nettarinia dorsocremisi, Nettarinia piccola
Japanese: mametaiyouchou
Japanese: マメタイヨウチョウ
Scientific: Cinnyris minima, Leptocoma minima, Nectarinia minima
Lithuanian: Mažoji leptokoma
Malayalam: ചെറുതേൻകിളി, ചെറുതേന്‍കിളി
Dutch: Dwerghoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Malabarsolfugl
Norwegian: Malabarsolfugl
Polish: cudonektarnik mały, nektarnik maly, nektarnik mały
Russian: Карликовая нектарница
Slovak: nektárovka malá
Swedish: ghatssolfågel, Karmosinryggad solfågel
Tamil: Chinna Thenchittu
Ukrainian: Нектаринка мала
Chinese: 小花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小花蜜鳥

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