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Mariqua Sunbird

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-{{incomplete}} +[[Image:Mariqua_Sunbird.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|safariranger|safariranger}}<br />Lephalale, [[South Africa]], April 2006]]
-[[Category:Cinnyris]]+'''Alternative Name: Marico Sunbird'''
;[[:Category:Cinnyris|Cinnyris]] mariquensis ;[[:Category:Cinnyris|Cinnyris]] mariquensis
-'''Alternative Name: Marico Sunbird''' 
-[[Image:Mariqua_Sunbird.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by safariranger<br />Lephalale, South Africa.]] 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-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. +11–14 cm (4¼-5½ in)<br />
 +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.<br /|>
 +The bill is dark, decurved.
====Similar species==== ====Similar species====
 +[[Image:0218 Marico Sunbird f .jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|colincurry|colincurry}}<br />Lake Naivasha, [[Kenya]], November 2014]]
Bill is longer than in [[Purple-banded Sunbird]] Bill is longer than in [[Purple-banded Sunbird]]
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Eastern and Southern [[Africa]] +Eastern and Southern [[Africa]] :<br />
 +'''Western Africa''': [[Angola]]<br />
 +'''Eastern Africa''': [[Sudan]], [[South Sudan]], [[Eritrea]], [[Ethiopia]], [[Somalia]], [[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], [[Rwanda]], [[Tanzania]], [[Zambia]], [[Mozambique]]<br />
 +'''Southern Africa''': [[Namibia]], [[Botswana]], [[Zimbabwe]], [[South Africa]], [[KwaZulu-Natal]], [[Swaziland]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +This is one of the many Sunbirds that have recently been moved to the genus ''Cinnyris'' from the genus ''[[:Category:Nectarinia|Nectarinia]]''.
 +====Subspecies====
 +[[Image:G3B6882.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Immature male<br />Photo by {{user|Mick+Harris|Mick Harris}}<br />Marangu, [[Tanzania]], November 2017]]
Three subspecies are recognized<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>: Three subspecies are recognized<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
*''C. m. osiris'' *''C. m. osiris''
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*''C. m. mariquensis'' *''C. m. mariquensis''
**Southern [[Angola]] to northern [[Namibia]], southwest [[Zambia]], [[Zimbabwe]] and northern [[South Africa]] **Southern [[Angola]] to northern [[Namibia]], southwest [[Zambia]], [[Zimbabwe]] and northern [[South Africa]]
- 
-This is one of the many Sunbirds that have recently been moved to the genus ''Cinnyris'' from the genus ''[[:Category:Nectarinia|Nectarinia]]''. 
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Dry bush savanna and woodland+Dry bush savanna and woodland. Riverine forest edges and fringes of swamp forests.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
- +====Diet====
 +Their diet consists of nectar in addition to insects such as flies, termites and spiders.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}# Sinclair et al. 2002. Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-691-09682-1+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#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)
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Sunbird+mariquensis}} {{GSearch|Sunbird+mariquensis}}
-[[Category:Birds]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Cinnyris]]

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Photo by safarirangerLephalale, South Africa, April 2006
Photo by safariranger
Lephalale, South Africa, April 2006

Alternative Name: Marico Sunbird

Cinnyris mariquensis

Contents

[edit] Identification

11–14 cm (4¼-5½ 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.

[edit] Similar species

FemalePhoto by colincurryLake Naivasha, Kenya, November 2014
Female
Photo by colincurry
Lake Naivasha, Kenya, November 2014

Bill is longer than in Purple-banded Sunbird

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Subspecies

Immature malePhoto by Mick HarrisMarangu, Tanzania, November 2017
Immature male
Photo by Mick Harris
Marangu, Tanzania, November 2017

Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

[edit] Habitat

Dry bush savanna and woodland. Riverine forest edges and fringes of swamp forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of nectar in addition to insects such as flies, termites and spiders.

[edit] References

  1. 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/
  2. Sinclair et al. 2002. Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-691-09682-1
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

[edit] External Links

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