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Shining Sunbird

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Nectarinia habessinica Alternate name
Cinnyris habessinicus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Nectariniidae Family
13 cm Length
Tropical dry shrubland, rocky areas, often near water, rural gardens, between 400 & 1,000 m. Found in Djibouti, Egypt, EritreaEthiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects & nectare Food  
8245 World Number
Least Concern Status

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