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Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus

The Shining Sunbird (Cinnyris habessinicus) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.

Distribution
It is found in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen.

Habitat
This species prefers rocky or sandy areas and dry river beds with Acacia and Ziziphus trees.

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
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Subspecies

• Cinnyris habessinicus habessinicus (Hemprich and Ehrenberg)

• Cinnyris habessinicus turkanae van Someren

• Cinnyris habessinicus alter Neumann

• Cinnyris habessinicus hellmayri Neumann

• Cinnyris habessinicus kinneari Bates


Description
Cinnyris habessinicus are highly dimorphic and have three distinct plumages, juvenal, immature and adult. Adult males in breeding plumage have brilliant metallic green upperparts and throat, a violet or blue crown, a bright red band across the breast with a narrow line of metallic blue, and blue-black wings and tail.

The female are mainly gray or brown. These small sunbirds mainly feed on nectar.


Female VS Male

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Female
Djibouti - September 2018

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male
Djibouti - September 2018



Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Female Sunbird feeding on nectar
Djibouti - September 2018


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Conservation status
Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 7 September 2018
Location: Around Acacias Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti


Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Shining Sunbird - Around Acacias Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti - 8 September 2018

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Shining Sunbird - Around Acacias Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti - 8 September 2018

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Shining Sunbird - Around Acacias Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti - 8 September 2018

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Female Shining Sunbird - Around Acacias Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti - 8 September 2018

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Male Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha

Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
Female Shining Sunbird - 24 October 2019 - Desert between Awash and Dulecha



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