Alternative Name: Marico Sunbird
- Cinnyris mariquensis
11â€“14 cm (4Â¼-5Â½ in)
Upperside and throat green, belly and lower breast dark, and between these a narrow blue band near the throat and below a broad purple band.
The bill is dark, decurved.
 Similar species
Bill is longer than in Purple-banded Sunbird
Eastern and Southern Africa :
Western Africa: Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland
This is one of the many Sunbirds that have recently been moved to the genus Cinnyris from the genus Nectarinia.
Three subspecies are recognized:
- C. m. osiris
- C. m. suahelicus
- C. m. mariquensis
Dry bush savanna and woodland. Riverine forest edges and fringes of swamp forests.
Their diet consists of nectar in addition to insects such as flies, termites and spiders.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Sinclair et al. 2002. Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-691-09682-1
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)
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