Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cinnyris
Family: Nectariniidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
afer
NOTES

A common resident 15 cm long. Eats insects and also nectar from flowers. The nest is suspended from a branch or creeper and is constructed by the female.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Males have iridescent blue heads and a broad red chest-band. Females are dull olive brown
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Greater double collared sunbird
Groot rooibors suikerbekkie
Sunbird
Habitat
NOTES: Frequents the canopy and bush fringes. A frequent visitor at the sunbird feeder where it chases all other birds
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Nectarinia graueri



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