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Collared Sunbird

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  Alternate name
Anthreptes collaris, aka Hedydipna collaris Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Nectariniidae Family
10 - 11 cm Length
Forest, savanna, shrubland, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands. In:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko.] Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
  1. 2 - 3 White, mottled pink, green, buff & blue, eggs, incubation 14 days by female, feeding by both parents, fledging in 17 days.
Nectare, insects, larvae and spiders. Food  
Usually solitary or in pairs. Habits
8200 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo August 31, 2008 by Kleinz1 all rights reserved

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Collared Sunbird Song
(Hedydipna collaris)
Derek Solomon
20-05-05, Zambia

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