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photo Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird Alternate name
Nectarinia johnstoni Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Nectariniidae Family
27cm 15cm Length
Alpine moorland, between 3,000 & 4500m. Found in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda & Zambia. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects & nectare Food  
8271 World Number
Least concern. Status

Photo by Stig Nygaard November 8, 2007 all rights reserved          

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