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Dusky Sunbird

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Male, subspecies fuscusPhoto © by safariranger Spitzkoppe, Namibia, December 2006
Male, subspecies fuscus
Photo © by safariranger
Spitzkoppe, Namibia, December 2006

Nectarinia fusca

Cinnyris fuscus


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: occurs only in Angola
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana and South Africa

[edit] Taxonomy

Immature malePhoto © by Mybs Augrabies National Park, South Africa, September 2005
Immature male
Photo © by Mybs
Augrabies National Park, South Africa, September 2005

This is one of the many Sunbirds that have recently been moved to the genus Cinnyris from the genus Nectarina.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • C. f. fuscus:
  • C. f. inclusus:

[edit] Habitat

Acacia woodland, urban gardens, dry thornveld, woody, rocky areas, arid savanna and karoo scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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