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Purple Sunbird
Cinnyris asiaticus (Latham, 1790)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
  Cinnyris

Scientific:
  Cinnyris asiaticus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 1 p.288

Protonym:
  Certhia asiatica

Avibase ID:
  E9BCF7640544FC7C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E9BCF764

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916460

Geographic range:

  • Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus: India and Sri Lanka
  • Cinnyris asiaticus brevirostris: NE Arabia and se Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan and n India
  • Cinnyris asiaticus intermedius: Bangladesh to Assam, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple Sunbird
Czech:
  strdimil fialový
German:
  Purpurnektarvogel
Danish:
  Purpursolfugl
Spanish:
  Suimanga Asiático
Finnish:
  purppuramedestäjä
French:
  Souimanga asiatique
Italian:
  Nettarinia purpurea
Japanese:
  murasakitaiyouchou
Japanese:
  ムラサキタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
  Purperhoningzuiger
Norwegian:
  Purpursolfugl
Polish:
  nektarnik stalowy
Portuguese:
  Beija-flor-púrpura
Russian:
  Пурпуровая нектарница
Slovak:
  nektárovka ligotavá
Swedish:
  purpursolfågel
Chinese:
  紫色花蜜鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Souimanga asiatique ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Souimanga asiatique ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Nectarinia asiatica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Nectarinia asiatica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Nectarinia asiatica [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Purple Sunbird ( Nectarinia asiatica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cinnyris asiaticus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cinnyris asiaticus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: বেগুনি মৌটুসি
Catalan: suimanga metàl·lic
Czech: strdimil fialový, Strdimil nachový
Danish: Purpursolfugl
German: Purpurnektarvogel, Purpur-Nektarvogel
English: Purple Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Asiática, Suimanga Asiático
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Asiático
Persian: شهدخوار
Finnish: Purppuramedestäjä
French: Souimanga asiatique, Souimanga pourpré
Hindi: Phul soongni, Shakar khora, Then-kudi
Hungarian: bíbor nektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia purpurea, Nettarinia viola
Japanese: murasaki taiyō-chō, murasakitaiyouchou
Japanese: ムラサキタイヨウチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 紫太陽鳥
Korean: 물총새
Korean (Transliteration): mul-chong-sae
Latin: Certhia asiatica, Cinnyris asiaticus, Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus, Nectarinia asiatica
Lithuanian: Azijinė spalvingoji nektarina, Purpurinė nektarinė
Latvian: purpura nektārputns
Malayalam: കറുപ്പൻ തേൻകിളി, കറുപ്പന്‍   തേന്‍കിളി
Dutch: Purperhoningzuiger
Norwegian: Purpursolfugl
Polish: nektarnik stalowy
Pinyin: qīng yǔ què, qīng-hàn, qīng-zhuāng, xián-yú cuì-niǎo, xìn-tiān-yuán, zǐ huā-mì-niǎo, zǐ-sè huā-mì-niǎo
Portuguese: Beija-flor-púrpura
Russian: Азиатская нектарница, Пурпуровая нектарница
Sindhi: ٙ يُه اًٍ
Slovak: nektárovka ligotavá, Nektárovka modrofialová
Serbian: Ljubičasta sunčica
Swedish: Purpursolfågel
Tamil: Oodha Thenchittu
Thai: นกกินปลีดำม่วง
Thai (Transliteration): nók kin-plii sĭi-dam-mûaŋ
Turkish: Mor Nektarkuşu
Vietnamese: Chim Hút mật đen, Chim Hút mật họng đen, Hút mật họng đen
Chinese: 紫色花蜜鸟, 紫色蜜鸟, 紫花蜜鸟, 衔鱼翠鸟, 青庄, 青羽雀, 青翰
Chinese (Traditional): 信天緣, 紫色花蜜鳥, 紫花蜜鳥, 銜魚翠鳥, 青庄, 青羽雀, 青翰

 

         

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