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Nectariniidae

Variable sunbird

Nectarinia venustus Photo by Jim Watt (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:variable sunbird (en); beija-flor-de-barriga-amarela (pt); souimanga à ventre jaune (fr); suimanga variable (es); ziernektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is patchily distributed across sub-Saharan Africa, with subspecies N.v. venustus being found from Senegal east to northern Cameroon and western Central African Republic, while the remaining for […]

Ruby-cheeeked sunbird

Anthreptes singalensis Photo from (OK Nation) Common name:ruby-cheeked sunbird (en); beija-flor-de-faces-rubi (pt); souimanga à joues rubis (fr); suimanga carirrubí (es); rubinwangen-nektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is found throughout South-east Asia, from north-eastern India and southern China, through Indochina and into the Indonesian islands of Java, Sumatra and Borneo.Size:These birds are 10-11 cm long and weigh […]

Apricot-breasted sunbird

Cinnyris buettikoferi Photo by Craig Robson (Bird Quest) Common name:apricot-breasted sunbird (en); beija-flor-de-Sumba (pt); souimanga de Sumba (fr); suimanga de Sumba (es); Sumbanektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is endemic to the island of Sumba in southern Indonesia.Size:These birds are 10-11 cm long.Habitat:The apricot-breasted sunbird is found along the edges of tropical forests, in secondary forests, […]

Crimson sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja (Photo from Internet Bird Collection) Common name:crimson sunbird (en); beija-flor-carmesim (pt); souïmanga siparaja (fr); suimanga siparaja (es); karmesinnektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Nectariniidae Range:This species is found in south-western India, and from northern India and Nepal east to southern China and through Indochina south to Indonesia. They are also found in several islands in the […]

Olive sunbird

Nectarinia olivacea Photo by Alan Manson (Wikipedia) Common name:olive sunbird (en); beija-flor-oliváceo (pt); souimanga olivâtre (fr); suimanga oliva (es); olivnektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal and Guinea, along the Gulf of Guinea nations down to Gabon and northern Angola, east through D.R. Congo into Kenya and Ethiopia, and south […]

Spectacled spiderhunter

Arachnothera flavigaster Photo by Henry Goh (Images of Nature) Common name:spectacled spiderhunter (en); papa-aranhas-de-lunetas (pt); arachnothère à lunettes (fr); arañero de anteojos (es); brillenspinnenjäger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is found in south-east Asia, in Sumatra and Borneo, Malaysia and southern Thailand and Vietnam.Size:These birds are 21-22 cm long and weigh 38-50 g.Habitat:The spectacled spiderhunter is […]

Green-headed sunbird

Nectarinia verticalis Photo by Dave Curtis (Flickr) Common name:green-headed sunbird (en); beija-flor-de-cabeça-verde (pt); souimanga à tête verte (fr); suimanga cabeciverde (es); grünkopf-nektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is found in West Africa, from Senegal to South Sudan and Kenya, and south to northern Angola, southern D.R. Congo and Zambia.Size:These birds are 13-15 cm long and weigh […]

White-belied sunbird

Cinnyris talatala Photo by Aivar Mikko (Trek Nature) Common name:white-belied sunbird (en); beija-flor-de-barriga-branca (pt); souïmanga à ventre blanc (fr); suimanga de pecho blanco (es); weißbauch-nektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This species is found in southern Africa, from southern Angola, Zambia and southern Tanzania, south to north-eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 11 cm long and weigh 7,5 g.Habitat:The […]

Elegant sunbird

Aethopyga duycenbodei Photo by Mark Thibault (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:elegant sunbird (en); beija-flor-elegante (pt); souimanga des Sangi (fr); suimanga elegante (es); Sangihenektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:At present, the elegant sunbird in endemic to the Indonesian island of Sangihe, located north of Sulawesi, but there are historical records of this species on the nearby island of […]

Miombo double-collared sunbird

Cinnyris manoensis Photo by Warwick Tarboton (Warwick Tarboton) Common name:miombo double-collared sunbird (en); beija-flor-do-miombo (pt); souïmanga du miombo (fr); suimanga del miombo (es); miombonektarvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily NectariniidaeRange:This African species is patchily distributed between Angola, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Size:These birds are 13 cm long  and weigh around 9 g. Habitat:The miombo double-collared sunbird is […]