Giant sunbird

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Giant sunbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Dreptes
Illiger, 1811
Species: D. thomensis
Binomial name
Dreptes thomensis
Barboza du Bocage, 1889

Nectarinia thomensis

The giant sunbird (Dreptes thomensis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to São Tomé and Príncipe, founded in the island of São Tomè and inside Obo Natural Park.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The species was first named by Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger in 1811, it was later renamed by José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage in 1889.


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