Amethyst Sunbird

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The Amethyst Sunbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

An amethyst Sunbird was observed going through courtship antics in June, four months before the nesting took place, for nesting does not take place until September. Apparently the antics are a carry-over and become play. The male was hopping about on a branch near a female, drooping first one wing then the other then both wings at once. As each wing was lowered, it was fluttered and displayed. More

The Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Nectarinia amethystina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

The Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. Amethyst Woodstar The Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. Amethyst-throated Sunangel The Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis) is a species of hummingbird. More

Amethyst sunbird female feeding on nectar. Chalcomitra amethystina (Amethyst sunbird, Black sunbird) Chalcomitra amethystina (Amethyst sunbird, Black sunbird) Amethyst sunbird male, Weza Forest, South Africa. Amethyst sunbird immature male, Kyalami, South Africa. Distribution and habitat Mainly occurs in Africa south of the equator, from Kenya and Tanzania through southern DRC and Zambia to southern Africa. More

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Excellent shot and this is the first photo of the Amethyst Sunbird in the group . We will add 1 more tag, as this name (old name) also is used for the same species. This to make the group Animalpedia searchable even for alternative names. Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink ) view profile Soleil is me. Pro User says: There is no limit to how far you can go. Your only limitation is your own imagination. More

The Amethyst Sunbird is usually seen singly or in pairs, but may join other sunbirds at flowering trees. As with other sunbirds, they tend to be highly active, moving around at high speed and hovering in front of flowers or spider webs. They fly fast and often high. The most frequent call is a high-pitched chak-chak-chak or chyek, chyek, chyek, chyek callnotes. The song is a sustained series of high-pitched twittering chattering notes, reminiscent of a canary. More

The above image of a male amethyst sunbird was made in Arusha NP in December 2004, courtesy of Gian Schachenmann. More

a picture of the Amethyst Sunbird on page 1008. The Amethyst Sunbird belongs to the family of birds classified as Nectariniidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Amethyst Sunbird is also known by these other names: African Black Sunbird. In the previous edition of Roberts (ie 6th edition) the Amethyst Sunbird was called the Black Sunbird. The Robert's 7 Latin name for Amethyst Sunbird has changed from Nectarinia amethystina in Robert's 6 to Chalcomitra amethystina. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Nectariniidae
Genus : Nectarinia
Species : amethystina
Authority : (Shaw, 1812)