Loveridge's sunbird

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Loveridge's sunbird
Loveridges Sunbird specimen RWD.jpg
Male specimen
Nairobi National Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Species: C. loveridgei
Binomial name
Cinnyris loveridgei
(Hartert, 1922)

Nectarinia loveridgei

The Loveridge's sunbird (Cinnyris loveridgei) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the American herpetologist Arthur Loveridge .[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nectarinia loveridgei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 213. 

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