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Blue-throated Brown Sunbird

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Photo © by andy wilkesUganda, March 2009
Photo © by andy wilkes
Uganda, March 2009
Cyanomitra cyanolaema

Nectarinia cyanolaema


[edit] Identification

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Dark metallic bluish-green forehead, chin and throat
  • Brown crown, head sides and upperparts

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is one of the seven Sunbirds that have recently been moved into the genus Cyanomitra from the genus Nectarinia.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. magnirostrata:
  • C. c. octaviae:
  • C. c. cyanolaema:
  • Bioko Island (Gulf of Guinea)

[edit] Habitat

Forests, more open forested areas, gardens and cultivated areas, savanna gallery forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, seeds and small fruits.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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