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Malachite Sunbird

Nectarinia famosa (Linnaeus, C 1766)

The malachite sunbird is a small nectarivorous bird found from the highlands of Ethiopia southwards to South Africa. They pollinate many flowering plants, particularly those with long corolla tubes, in the Fynbos. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
   Nectarinia
Scientific:
  Nectarinia famosa


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1766)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Certhia famosa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946383


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  26F278946C87F037

Avibase ID:
  avibase-26F27894

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/26F27894


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561501

Geographic range:

  • Nectarinia famosa famosa: Mts. of e Zimbabwe, Lesotho, w Swaziland and South Africa
  • Nectarinia famosa cupreonitens: Ethiopia and southeastern South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and northern Malawi
English:
Malachite Sunbird
Catalan:
suimanga malaquita
Czech:
strdimil malachitový
Danish:
Malakitsolfugl
German:
Malachitnektarvogel
Spanish:
Suimanga Malaquita
Spanish (Spain):
Suimanga Malaquita
Finnish:
malakiittimedestäjä
French:
Souimanga malachite
Croatian:
malahitni medosas
Hungarian:
malahitnektármadár
Italian:
Nettarinia malachite
Japanese (romaji):
midorionagataiyouchou
Japanese:
ミドリオナガタイヨウチョウ
Lithuanian:
Žalioji nektarina
Dutch:
Emeraldhoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Malakittsolfugl
Norwegian:
Malakittsolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik malachitowy
Portuguese:
beija-flor-de-malaquite
Russian:
Малахитовая нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka malachitová
Swedish:
malakitsolfågel
Ukrainian:
Нектарка малахітова
Chinese:
辉绿花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
孔雀石色花蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Souimanga malachite ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Souimanga malachite ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Nectarinia famosa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Nectarinia famosa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Nectarinia famosa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Malachite Sunbird ( Nectarinia famosa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Nectarinia famosa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Nectarinia famosa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Jangroentjie
Azerbaijani: malaxit nektarquşu, yaşıl nektarquşu
Catalan: suimanga malaquita
Czech: Strdimil malachitový
Danish: Malakitsolfugl
German: Malachitnektarvogel, Malachit-Nektarvogel
English: Common Malachite-Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird, Yellow-tufted Malachite-Sunbird
English, HBW: Malachite Sunbird
English (IOC): Malachite Sunbird
English (Kenya): Malachite Sunbird
English (United States): Malachite Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina de Copete Amarillo, Suimanga Malaquita
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Malaquita
Spanish (HBW): Malachite Sunbird
Finnish: Malakiittimedestäjä
French: Souimanga malachite
Croatian: malahitni medosas
Hungarian: malahitnektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia malachite
Japanese (romaji): midorionagataiyouchou, onagataiyouchou
Japanese: オナガタイヨウチョウ, ミドリオナガタイヨウチョウ
Scientific: Certhia famosa, Cinnyris famosa, Nectarinia famosa, Nectarinia famosa famosa
Lithuanian: Žalioji nektarina
Dutch: Emeraldhoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Malakittsolfugl
Norwegian: Malakittsolfugl
Polish: nektarnik malachitowy, nektarnik zóltoboczny, nektarnik żółtoboczny
Portuguese: beija-flor-de-malaquite, Beija-flor-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): beija-flor-verde
Russian: Малахитовая нектарница
Slovak: Nektárovka malachitová
Sotho, Southern: Tala-tale
Swedish: Malakitsolfågel
Swahili: Neli Kijani
Turkish: Malahit nektarkuşu
Ukrainian: Нектарка малахітова
Xhosa: Ingcungcu
Chinese: 辉绿花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 孔雀石色花蜜鳥
Zulu: iNcuncu

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