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Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below. Source: Wikipedia




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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
English:
Purple Sunbird
Czech:
strdimil fialový
German:
Purpurnektarvogel
Danish:
Purpursolfugl
Spanish:
Suimanga Asiático
Finnish:
purppuramedestäjä
French:
Souimanga asiatique
Icelandic:
Purpurasóli
Italian:
Nettarinia purpurea
Japanese:
murasakitaiyouchou
Japanese:
ムラサキタイヨウチョウ
Dutch:
Purperhoningzuiger
Norwegian:
Purpursolfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Purpursolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik stalowy
Portuguese:
Beija-flor-púrpura
Russian:
Пурпуровая нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka ligotavá
Swedish:
purpursolfågel
Ukrainian:
Маріка пурпурова
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:
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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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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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):
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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:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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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):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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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):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Purple Sunbird ( Cinnyris asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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
English (IOC): Purple Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina Asiática, Suimanga Asiático
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga Asiático
Spanish (HBW): Suimanga asiático
Persian: شهدخوار
Finnish: Purppuramedestäjä
French: Souimanga asiatique, Souimanga pourpré
Hindi: Phul soongni, Shakar khora, Then-kudi
Hungarian: bíbor nektármadár
Icelandic: Purpurasóli
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
Scientific: 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 Nynorsk: Purpursolfugl
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
Ukrainian: Маріка пурпурова
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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