Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sunbirds and Spiderhunters :: Variable Sunbird

Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus

Described by: Shaw; Nodder (1799)
Alternate common name(s): White-bellied Sunbird, Somali Sunbird, White-bellied Variable-sunbird, Orange-bellied Sunbird, Orange-bellied Variable-sunbird, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-breasted Sunbird
Old scientific name(s): Nectarinia venusta


Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda - Mar 1, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Senegambia Hotel, The Gambia - Nov, 1999 © Ian Esland  Yundum, The Gambia - Nov 24, 2004 © Ian Esland 
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C. and s. Africa;
(1) Senegambia, sw. Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, se. Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Lake Chad and Central African Republic.
(2) S. Gabon, Congo, Angola, s. Zaire, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi to e. Zimbabwe, c. Mozambique and ne. South Africa.
(3) Uganda and Zaire.
(4) S. Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and nw. Kenya.
(5) E. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and n. Kenya.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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