Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
amethystina
NOTES

A common resident which eats insects, spiders and nectar. Length 15 cm. Constructs a suspended pear-shaped nest with the opening at the top. A lively species.


AUTHORITY
(Shaw, 1812)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The males have an iridescent purple throat patch but appear all black from a distance
Colour: Black
Notes: Females have creamy underparts and a yellow moustachial-streak
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Amethyst sunbird
Swartsuikerbekkie
Sunbird
Habitat
NOTES: A frequent visitor to the sunbird feeder
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Nectarinia amethystina



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