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Amethyst Sunbird

Chalcomitra amethystina (Shaw, 1812)

The Amethyst Sunbird, also called the Black Sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. Source: Wikipedia




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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B022292C

Taxonomic 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
English:
Amethyst Sunbird
Czech:
strdimil ametystový
German:
Amethystglanzköpfchen
Danish:
Ametystsolfugl
Spanish:
Suimanga Amatista
Finnish:
samettimedestäjä
French:
Souimanga améthyste
Italian:
Nettarinia ametista
Japanese:
ameshisutotaiyouchou
Japanese:
アメシストタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
Amethisthoningzuiger
Norwegian:
Ametystsolfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Ametystsolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik ametystowy
Portuguese:
Beijo flor preto
Russian:
Аметистовая нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka ametystová
Swedish:
ametistsolfågel
Ukrainian:
Нектарець аметистовий
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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]
Clements, version 2018:
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
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]
eBird version 2018:
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 (03/07/2017):
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Amethyst Sunbird ( Chalcomitra amethystina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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Afrikaans: Swartsuikerbekkie
Catalan: suimanga ametista
Czech: Strdimil ametystový
Danish: Ametystsolfugl
German: Amethystglanzköpfchen, Amethyst-Glanzköpfchen
English: African Black Sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Black Sunbird
English (IOC): Amethyst Sunbird
English (Kenya): Amethyst Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Amatista, Suimanga Amatista
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Amatista
Spanish (HBW): Amethyst Sunbird
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
Scientific: Certhia amethystina, Chalcomitra amethystina, Chalcomitra amethystina amethystina, Nectarinia amethystina
Lithuanian: Ametistinė chalkomitra
Dutch: Amethisthoningzuiger, Amethist-honingzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Ametystsolfugl
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
Ukrainian: Нектарець аметистовий
Xhosa: Ingcungcu
Chinese: 艾米花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 紫晶花蜜鳥

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