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Variable Sunbird

Cinnyris venustus


This is a very small and fast bird, only some 10cm in length, with a curved bill. The adult male has a glossy green head, throat and nape, and a violet breast band. Belly is whitish yellow, but its colour depends on subspecies.


This is a common sunbird in equatorial parts of African continent - here, observed at outskirts of urban area of Minna.

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Niger, Nigeria

Lat: 9.57, Long: 6.54

Spotted on Oct 10, 2018
Submitted on Dec 25, 2018

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