Amethyst sunbird

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Amethyst Sunbird
Amethyst sunbird.jpg
Male, Greyton, Western Cape
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Chalcomitra
Species: C. amethystina
Binomial name
Chalcomitra amethystina
(Shaw, 1812)
Synonyms

Nectarinia amethystina

Chalcomitra amethystina female

The Amethyst Sunbird, also called the Black Sunbird (Chalcomitra 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.

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Male showing eclipse plumage, Greyton, South Africa

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