Loten's Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) - HBW 13, p. 303
French: Souimanga de Loten
Spanish: Suimanga de Loten
Other common names: Long-billed Sunbird, Maroon-breasted Sunbird
Taxonomy: Certhia lotenia Linnaeus, 1766, Sri Lanka.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. No obvious close relative. Geographical variation minimal, restricted to measurements. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hindustanicus Whistler, 1944 - S India S from N Maharashtra and NE Andhra Pradesh.
- lotenius (Linnaeus, 1766) - Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A female feeding chicks at nest. Locality Thittamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India
Abhiram R 20 September 2010 22 weeks ago 39 sec 4.5
A male feeding on flowers. Locality Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp lotenius)
Eldert Groenewoud 30 October 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 4.3
A male feeding on nectar. Locality Mudumalai National Park, India (ssp hindustanicus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2009 3 years ago 13 sec 4
A male looking around on a branch and flying away. Locality Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (ssp hindustanicus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2009 3 years ago 37 sec 3.3
A male singing on a branch and turning around. Locality Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (ssp hindustanicus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2009 3 years ago 26 sec 3.3
A female Locality Kerala, India
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2008 4 years ago 24 sec 3
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Locality Marakollya, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Guy Poisson 16 January 2011 2 years ago 4.8
on a branch
Locality North Goa District, Goa, India
Lior Kislev 4 March 2011 1 year ago 4.2
A male on flowers.
Locality Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp lotenius)
Fran Trabalon 11 January 2012 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India
prashantha krishna m c 9 weeks ago 3.8
Female bird visiting a flower
Locality Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (ssp hindustanicus)
Johannes Pfleiderer 1 September 2012 21 weeks ago 3.8
A bird on tree.
Locality Thrikkutisheri, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India
Abhiram R 26 March 2012 23 weeks ago 3.8