Shelley's sunbird

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Shelley's sunbird
Cinnyris shelleyi shelleyi, Caprivi, Birding Weto Tours, a.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
C. shelleyi
Binomial name
Cinnyris shelleyi
(Alexander, 1899)
  • Nectarinia shelleyi
  • Nectarinia hofmanni

Shelley's sunbird (Cinnyris shelleyi) is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The species is named after George Ernest Shelley.

The subspecies C. s. hofmanni has been recognized by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) as a separate species, Hofmann's sunbird.


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  • BirdLife International 2004. Nectarinia shelleyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
  • Gill, F.; Donsker, D. (January 2019). "IOC World Bird List (v 9.1)". Retrieved January 20, 2019.