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Green-throated Sunbird

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Subspecies rubescensPhoto © by volker sthamerBuhoma, Uganda, July 2018
Subspecies rubescens
Photo © by volker sthamer
Buhoma, Uganda, July 2018
Chalcomitra rubescens

Nectarinia rubescens


[edit] Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Green crown
  • Black band on forehead

[edit] Distribution

East Africa: found in Nigeria, Cameroon and Angola
West Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia
African Islands: Bioko

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]

  • C. r. stangerii:
  • Bioko Islands (Gulf of Guinea)
  • C. r. crossensis:
  • C. r. rubescens:

[edit] Habitat

Forest edges and clearings, farms, plantations, village gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of nectar, small insects, pollen and small fruit.

[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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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