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Cinnyris
PurpleSunbird
Male Purple Sunbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Cuvier, 1816
species

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Cinnyris is a genus of sunbirds. Its members are sometimes included in Nectarinia

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed.

Its members are:

References

  • Barlow, Wacher and Disley, Birds of The Gambia ISBN 1-873403-32-1
  • Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, Birds of India ISBN 0-691-04910-6
  • Robson, Craig A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand ISBN 1843309211
  • Sinclair, Ian; Hockey, Phil and Tarboton, Warwick (2002). SASOL Birds of Southern Africa. Struik. ISBN 1-86872-721-1.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)



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