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Variable Sunbird

Cinnyris venustus (Shaw, 1799)

The Variable Sunbird (or Yellow-bellied Sunbird), Cinnyris venustus (formerly Nectarinia venusta), is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
  Cinnyris

Scientific:
  Cinnyris venustus

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1799)

Reference:
  Nat.Misc. 10 pl.369,text adP

Protonym:
  Certhia venusta

Avibase ID:
  8E9E45B501CC5280

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8E9E45B5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916455

Geographic range:

  • Cinnyris venustus venustus: Senegal to n Cameroon and Ubangi-Shari
  • Cinnyris venustus falkensteini: Gabon to n Angola, e Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Cinnyris venustus fazoqlensis: E-central Sudan to Eritrea, Ethiopia and nw Kenya
  • Cinnyris venustus albiventris: S Ethiopia to Somalia and n Kenya
  • Cinnyris venustus igneiventris: Highlands of extreme e Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and w Uganda
English:
Variable Sunbird
Czech:
strdimil proměnlivý
German:
Ziernektarvogel
Danish:
Savannesolfugl
Spanish:
Suimanga Variable
Finnish:
keltavatsamedestäjä
French:
Souimanga à ventre jaune
Italian:
Nettarinia variabile
Japanese:
kawaritaiyouchou
Japanese:
カワリタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
Ornaathoningzuiger
Norwegian:
Venussolfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Venussolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik fioletowy
Portuguese:
Beija-flor-de-barriga-amarela
Russian:
Нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka ozdobná
Swedish:
variabel solfågel
Ukrainian:
Маріка різнобарвна
Chinese:
杂色花蜜鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venusta) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Souimanga à ventre jaune ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Souimanga à ventre jaune ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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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:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Variable Sunbird ( Cinnyris venustus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Nectarinia venusta [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Nectarinia venusta [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Nectarinia venusta [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Variable Sunbird ( Nectarinia venusta) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cinnyris venustus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cinnyris venustus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Geelpenssuikerbekkie
Catalan: suimanga variable
Czech: Strdimil promenlivý, strdimil proměnlivý
Danish: Savannesolfugl
German: Gelbbauch-Nektarvogel, Ziernektarvogel, Zier-Nektarvogel
English: Orange-bellied Variable-Sunbird, Somali Sunbird, Variable Sunbird, Yellowbellied Sunbird, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-breasted Sunbird
English (IOC): Variable Sunbird
English (Kenya): Variable Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Variable, Suimanga Variable
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Variable
Spanish (HBW): Variable Sunbird
Finnish: Keltavatsamedestäjä
French: Souimanga à ventre jaune, Souimanga élégant
Hungarian: karcsú nektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia variabile
Japanese: kawaritaiyouchou, mametaiyouchou
Japanese: カワリタイヨウチョウ, マメタイヨウチョウ
Scientific: Certhia venusta, Cinnyris venusta, Cinnyris venustus, Cinnyris venustus venustus, Nectarinia venusta, Nectarinia venusta venusta
Lithuanian: paprastoji spalvingoji nektarina, Paprastoji spalvingoji nektraina
Dutch: Ornaathoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Venussolfugl
Norwegian: Gulbuksolfugl, Venussolfugl
Polish: nektarnik fioletowy
Portuguese: Beija-flor-de-barriga-amarela
Russian: Нектарница, Разноцветная нектарница
Slovak: Nektárovka ozdobná
Shona: Dzonya
Swedish: Charmsolfågel, variabel solfågel
Swahili: Chozi Tumbo-njano
Ukrainian: Маріка різнобарвна
Chinese: 杂色花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 易變花蜜鳥

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