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Amethyst Sunbird
Chalcomitra amethystina (Shaw, 1812)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
  Chalcomitra

Scientific:
  Chalcomitra amethystina

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1812)

Reference:
  Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt1 p.195

Protonym:
  Certhia amethystina

Avibase ID:
  B022292CE9F1414D

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916407

Geographic range:

  • Chalcomitra amethystina [amethystina or adjuncta]: S Mozambique and Botswana to Cape Province
  • Chalcomitra amethystina [kirkii, doggetti or kalckreuthi]: S Somalia to se Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, e Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Chalcomitra amethystina deminuta: Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola, Zambia, n Namibia and n Botswana
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Amethyst Sunbird
Czech:
  strdimil ametystový
German:
  Amethystglanzköpfchen
Danish:
  Ametystsolfugl
Spanish:
  Suimanga Amatista
Finnish:
  samettimedestäjä
French:
  Souimanga améthyste
Icelandic:
  Amethyst Sunbird
Italian:
  Nettarinia ametista
Japanese:
  ameshisutotaiyouchou
Japanese:
  アメシストタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
  Amethisthoningzuiger
Norwegian:
  Ametystsolfugl
Polish:
  nektarnik ametystowy
Portuguese:
  Beijo flor preto
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Amethyst Sunbird
Russian:
  Аметистовая нектарница
Slovak:
  nektárovka ametystová
Swedish:
  ametistsolfågel
Chinese:
  艾米花蜜鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Souimanga améthyste ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Souimanga améthyste ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Nectarinia amethystina [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Nectarinia amethystina [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Nectarinia amethystina [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Amethyst Sunbird ( Nectarinia amethystina) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Chalcomitra amethystina [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Chalcomitra amethystina [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Swartsuikerbekkie
Catalan: suimanga ametista
Czech: Strdimil ametystový
Danish: Ametystsolfugl
German: Amethystglanzköpfchen, Amethyst-Glanzköpfchen
English: African Black Sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Black Sunbird
English (Kenya): Amethyst Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Amatista, Suimanga Amatista
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Amatista
Finnish: Samettimedestäjä
French: Souimanga améthyste
Hungarian: ametiszt nektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia ametista
Japanese: ameshisutotaiyouchou
Japanese: アメシストタイヨウチョウ
Kwangali: Kalyambya
Latin: Chalcomitra amethystina, Nectarinia amethystina
Lithuanian: Ametistinė chalkomitra
Dutch: Amethisthoningzuiger, Amethist-honingzuiger
Norwegian: Ametystsolfugl
Polish: nektarnik ametystowy
Portuguese: Beija-flor-preto, Beijo flor preto, Beijo-flor-preto
Russian: Аметистовая нектарница
Slovak: nektárovka ametystová
Shona: Dzonya
Swedish: Ametistsolfågel
Swahili: Neli Mweusi
Tswana: Senwabolôpe
Tsonga: Nwapyopyamhanya
Xhosa: Ingcungcu
Chinese: 艾米花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 紫晶花蜜鳥

 

         

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