Olive sunbird

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Olive sunbird
Eastern Olive Sunbird (Nectarinia olivacea).jpg
Eastern olive sunbird, Queen Elizabeth Park, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cyanomitra
Species: C. olivacea
Binomial name
Cyanomitra olivacea
(Smith, 1840)

Nectarinia olivacea

The olive sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) is a species of sunbird found in a large part of Africa south of the Sahel. It prefers forested regions, and is absent from drier, more open regions such as the Horn of Africa and most of south-central and south-western Africa. It is sometimes placed in the genus Nectarina.

The western subspecies (roughly west of the East African Rift) are sometimes split as the western olive sunbird, Cyanomitra obscura, in which case Cyanomitra olivacea becomes the eastern olive sunbird


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