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Southern Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris chalybeus


The Southern Double-collared Sunbird is 12 cm long. The adult male has a glossy, metallic green head, throat upper breast and back. It has a brilliant red band across the chest, separated from the green breast by a narrow metallic blue band. The rest of the underparts are whitish. When displaying, yellow feather tufts can be seen on the shoulders. As with other sunbirds the bill is long and decurved. The bill, legs and feet are black. The eye is dark brown.


Found on local Fynbos at the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

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Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 11 years ago

Indeed Leanne, pity that it was overcast, this bird is so beautiful in the sun!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Beautiful colouring :)

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Witzenberg Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 9, 2013
Submitted on May 27, 2013

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