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Plain-throated Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird

Anthreptes malacensis

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Basal Passeroidea
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Anthreptes
Swainson, 1832

Anthreptes is a genus of birds in the sunbird family, Nectariniidae. The Little Green Sunbird (Nectarinia seimundi) is sometimes placed herein too, as are the genera Chalcoparia, Deleornis and Hedydipna. It usually contains the following species:

  • Plain Sunbird, Anthreptes simplex
  • Brown-throated Sunbird, Anthreptes malacensis
  • Grey-throated Sunbird, Anthreptes griseigularis
  • Red-throated Sunbird, Anthreptes rhodolaemus

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