Orange-breasted sunbird

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The orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea) is a species of small, predominantly nectar-feeding bird that is endemic to the fynbos shrubland biome of southwestern South Africa. It is the only member of the genus Anthobaphes, in the family Nectariniidae (the sunbirds and spiderhunters), though it is sometimes placed in the genus Nectarinia. The birds are sexually dimorphic, with females being olive green while the males are orange to yellow on the underside with bright green, blue and purple on the head and neck.

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Orange-breasted sunbird
Male bird on a protea flower
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Anthobaphes
Cabanis, 1850
A. violacea
Binomial name
Anthobaphes violacea
(Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Certhia violacea Linnaeus, 1766
  • Nectarinia violacea (Linnaeus, 1766)