His long tail of fiery red when combined with a belly streaked yellow and orange turns this bird into a one of a kind beauty

This lovely tiny bird is easily identified by his blazing red tail.

The fire-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda) is a little bird that is about 16 cm in length and has a flame red nap, mantle, and long fiery tail with red uppertail coverts.

His long tail of fiery red when combined with a belly streaked yellow and orange turns this bird into a one of a kind beauty

Which gives the bird its name. His breasts and tummy are striped with a yellow and crimson mixture.

His crest and neck are an iridescent blue and black mix.

The female has a brownish orange tail side and an orange yellow wash on her belly.

These birds are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand, where they are endemic.

Temperate woods and subtropical or tropical wet montane forests are preferred habitats for the Fire-tailed sunbird.

His long tail of fiery red when combined with a belly streaked yellow and orange turns this bird into a one of a kind beauty

When given the opportunity, these nectar feeders will augment their diet with insects.

The breeding habits of this species in the Himalayan and Hengduan Mountains are unknown, however the nesting period lasts around 19.5 days.

Both men and females feed nestlings, however females feed at a substantially higher frequency than males.

The Fire-tailed Sunbird invests more in its children than other low-altitude birds, laying fewer eggs and providing more parental care to nestlings.

His long tail of fiery red when combined with a belly streaked yellow and orange turns this bird into a one of a kind beauty

The IUCN Red List classifies the Fire-tailed Sunbird as Least Concern, which means it does not qualify for a more vulnerable category.

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