|Eastern olive sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea)|
L. Reichenbach, 1853
The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.
Its members are:
- Green-headed sunbird, Cyanomitra verticalis
- Blue-throated brown sunbird, Cyanomitra cyanolaema
- Blue-headed sunbird, Cyanomitra alinae
- Cameroon sunbird, Cyanomitra oritis
- Bannerman's sunbird, Cyanomitra bannermani
- Olive sunbird, Cyanomitra olivacea
- Grey sunbird, Cyanomitra veroxii
- Barlow, Wacher and Disley, Birds of The Gambia ISBN 1-873403-32-1
- Sinclair, Ian; Hockey, Phil; Tarboton, Warwick (2002). SASOL Birds of Southern Africa. Struik. ISBN 1-86872-721-1.
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