Orange-breasted sunbird

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Orange-breasted sunbird
SunBird capetown.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Anthobaphes
Cabanis, 1850
A. violacea
Binomial name
Anthobaphes violacea
(Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Certhia violacea Linnaeus, 1766
  • Nectarinia violacea (Linnaeus, 1766)

The orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea), is the only member of the bird genus Anthobaphes. However, it is sometimes put in the genus Nectarinia. This sunbird is endemic to southwestern South Africa. It is also found in parks and gardens.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Nectarinia violacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)