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Greater Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris afer (Linnaeus, 1766)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer saliens Bram Piot 12-06-2010 Mbabane, Hhohho (Swaziland) (1250 m) Song (A) - Subsong while feeding, call, song 55566
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer saliens Bram Piot 10-06-2010 Mbabane, Hhohho (Swaziland) (1250 m) Calls (A) - Two types of calls (advertising and contact?) 55565
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer saliens Bram Piot 12-06-2010 Mbabane, Hhohho (Swaziland) (1250 m) Song (A) - Subsong while feeding, call, song 55566
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2015-03-15 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (480 m) call, male -

Bird calling from a tree in a suburban garden.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

249316
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2015-02-25 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (480 m) call, male -

Male bird seen singing from a tree in a suburban garden.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

249315
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer saliens Bram Piot 10-06-2010 Mbabane, Hhohho (Swaziland) (1250 m) Calls (A) - Two types of calls (advertising and contact?) 55565
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer afer Charles Hesse 08-09-2010 Bathurst, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (200 m) Call (A) - 62638
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Peter Boesman 2013-02-05 Kurisa Moya, Tzaneen, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280045
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Peter Boesman 2014-10-25 Memel area, Free State, Free State (South Africa) call - [sono] 280047
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Vonny Strachan 2016-09-29 Kap River Nature Reserve, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (90 m) call -

It may be the Southern double-colllared sunbird. I saw the red on the chest and before I could make a positive identification between the two species it flew off. Listened to the call against Roberts and it appears to be the Greater and not the Southern.

bird-seen:yes

336630
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2019-05-25 Kirkwood, Western District, Eastern Cape, Alexandria (South Africa) (200 m) song -

Male bird seen singing from a tree in a deep valley in early winter.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

489311
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2015-04-19 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (500 m) male, song -

A male sitting in a bush singing.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

249314
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2017-01-14 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (600 m) call -

Bird gleaning insects on the end of leaves near some nectar rich flowers that it often visits early in the morning in summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

351373
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2017-08-08 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (600 m) call, male -

A male bird seen calling from a tall tree in a suburban garden at the end of winter.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

386012
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Charles Hesse 30-12-2009 Mt Sheba, South Africa (South Africa) (1700 m) Calls (C) -   62272
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Lynette Rudman 2016-03-22 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (480 m) song -

Bird seen calling from a tree above a bush with trumpet flowers.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

309841
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Tim Cockcroft 2016-06-25 Bathurst, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (240 m) alarm call -

bird-seen:yes

324023
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Andrew Spencer 2015-09-23 Dirkiesdorp Plain, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Mpumalanga (South Africa)   -   176717611
macaulaylibrary.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Neil Paprocki 2018-11-19 Haenertsburg Cemetery and Grassland, Limpopo, South Africa, Limpopo Province (South Africa)   -   125500171
macaulaylibrary.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Tim Cockcroft 2016-06-25 Bathurst, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (240 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

324022
xeno-canto.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Tom Stephenson 2015-07-27 Wilderness National Park, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Habitat: Forest. ML: 250 high-pass filter applied by the recordist. 221232
macaulaylibrary.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Andrew Spencer 2015-09-16 Bontebok NP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   -   177488151
macaulaylibrary.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris afer Linda R. Macaulay 9/5/1994 St. Lucia Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)   -   80682
macaulaylibrary.org
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Nectarinia afra Pamela C. Rasmussen 4 Jan 2011 South Africa: Limpopo; Glenshiel Hotel grounds (-23.929, 29.959) , South Africa (South Africa) (1460 m) calls then wing noise - quality: excellent 11857
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
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