- Cyanomitra alinae
12â€“14 cm (4Â¾-5Â½ in)
- Metallic bluish-green head
- Olive-green upperparts
Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
This is one of the seven Sunbirds that have recently been moved into the genus Cyanomitra from the genus Nectarinia.
There are 5 subspecies:
- Eastern Zaire (Marungu Mountains)
- Highlands north-eastern Zaire (west of Lake Albert and Lake Edward)
- Eastern Zaire (montane forests of Mount Kabobo)
They are found in primary, secondary and riverine montane forests between 1400 and 3300 m.
Their main diet consists of insects, small spiders and nectar.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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