Purple-banded sunbird

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Purple-banded sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus).jpg
A male at Ngwenya Resort, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Species: C. bifasciatus
Binomial name
Cinnyris bifasciatus
(Shaw, 1812)

Nectarinia bifasciata

The purple-banded sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Tsavo sunbird, sometimes lumped with the purple-banded, is here considered a separate species.


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