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False Sunbirds and Asities: Philepittidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Common Sunbird-asity (neodrepanis Coruscans): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, ASITIES FALSE SUNBIRDS AND PEOPLE


These species live in Madagascar, along the east coast and in the sambirano region, another rainforested area in the northwest.

Asities eat nectar, fruits, insects, spiders, and other small creatures.

Asities are not considered pests in any way, since they stay in rainforest and have no interest in human cultivated crops. The tiny, brilliant birds have become a ecotourist draw, especially for dedicated birdwatchers eager to check out Madagascar's unique avian species.

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