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Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird

Anthreptes orientalis Hartlaub, KJG 1880

The eastern violet-backed sunbird, also known as the Kenya violet-backed sunbird, is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in arid savanna of East Africa, ranging from Djibouti in north to Tanzania in south. It is part of the violet-backed sunbird superspecies. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
   Anthreptes
Scientific:
  Anthreptes orientalis


Original description

Citation:
  Hartlaub, KJG 1880

Reference:
   J. f. Orn. 28 p.213

Protonym:
  Anthreptes orientalis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32706553


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2D0C83B26EE8A374

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2D0C83B2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2D0C83B2


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558624

Geographic range:

  • Anthreptes orientalis: southeastern South Sudan, southern and eastern Ethiopia, northwestern and southern Somalia, northern Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania
English:
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird
Catalan:
suimanga de Kenya
Czech:
strdimil vlaštovčí
Danish:
Østafrikansk Solfugl
German:
Schwalbennektarvogel
Spanish:
Suimanga Keniata
Spanish (Spain):
Suimanga Keniata
Finnish:
violettimedestäjä
French:
Souimanga du Kenya
Croatian:
bjelotrbi medosas
Hungarian:
kenyai nektármadár
Italian:
Nettarinia dorsoviola del Kenya
Japanese (romaji):
higashisumirekobashitaiyouchou
Japanese:
ヒガシスミレコバシタイヨウチョウ
Lithuanian:
Keninė trumpauodegė nektarinukė
Dutch:
Zwaluwhoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Tornsolfugl
Norwegian:
Tornsolfugl
Polish:
nektarzyk sawannowy
Portuguese:
nectarínia-de-rabadilha-turquesa
Russian:
Пурпурноспинная нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka savanová
Serbian:
Istočna sunčica ljubičastih leđa
Swedish:
törnsolfågel
Ukrainian:
Саїманга пурпурова
Chinese:
东紫背食蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
東方紫背直嘴太陽鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: suimanga de Kenya
Czech: Strdimil vlaštovcí, strdimil vlaštovčí
Danish: Østafrikansk Solfugl
German: Schwalbennektarvogel, Schwalben-Nektarvogel
English: Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Violet backed Sunbird, Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird
English, HBW: Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
English (IOC): Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
English (Kenya): Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
English (United States): Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina de Kenya, Suimanga Keniata
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Keniata
Spanish (HBW): Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird
Finnish: Violettimedestäjä
French: Souimanga à dos violet, Souimanga du Kenya, Souimanga violet oriental
Croatian: bjelotrbi medosas
Hungarian: kenyai nektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia dorsoviola del Kenya
Japanese (romaji): higashimurasakikakubitaiyouchou, higashisumirekobashitaiyouchou
Japanese: ヒガシスミレコバシタイヨウチョウ, ヒガシムラサキカクビタイヨウチョウ
Scientific: Anthrepetes orientalis, Anthreptes longuemarei orientalis, Anthreptes orientalis, Anthreptes orientalis barbouri, Anthreptes orientalis orientalis
Lithuanian: Keninė trumpauodegė nektarinukė
Dutch: Zwaluwhoningzuiger, Zwaluw-honingzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Tornsolfugl
Norwegian: Tornsolfugl
Polish: nektarzyk sawannowy
Portuguese: nectarínia-de-rabadilha-turquesa
Portuguese (Portugal): beija-flor-queniano
Russian: Ласточковая короткохвостая нектарница, Пурпурноспинная нектарница
Slovak: nektárovka savanová
Serbian: Istočna sunčica ljubičastih leđa
Swedish: Östlig violettryggad solfågel, törnsolfågel
Swahili: Chozi Kiuno-buluu
Turkish: Doğulu mor sırtlı nektarkuşu
Ukrainian: Саїманга пурпурова
Chinese: 东紫背食蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 東方紫背直嘴太陽鳥

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