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

Nectarinia fusca

Cinnyris fuscus



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


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.


There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • C. f. fuscus:
  • C. f. inclusus:


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



  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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