Bocage's sunbird

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Bocage's sunbird
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Male in Angola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Nectarinia
Species: N. bocagii
Binomial name
Nectarinia bocagii
Shelley, 1879

The Bocage's sunbird (Nectarinia bocagii) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola and the DRC.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Portuguese naturalist José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nectarinia bocagii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 57–58.