Family Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Least Concern

Apricot-breasted Sunbird (Cinnyris buettikoferi)


Taxonomy

French: Souimanga de Sumba German: Sumbanektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Sumba
Taxonomy:

Cinnyris büttikoferi

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1896,

Sumba

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sumba, in C Lesser Sunda Is.

Descriptive notes

11 cm. Male has crown grey-brown, neck and back brown with strong olive tinge, remiges brown, edged green, tail blackish, slightly glossed, with brown tips; chin to upper... read more

Voice

Song a long, sweet, high-pitched tinkling warble; another song consists of “wee-chew, wee-... read more

Habitat

At forest edge, in secondary forest, cultivation and scrub; sea-level to at least 950 m.

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Forages singly and in pairs, mostly in middle and upper storeys.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumba EBA. Very poorly known; considered very common.

Recommended citation

Cheke, R. & Mann, C. (2019). Apricot-breasted Sunbird (Cinnyris buettikoferi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60063 on 26 August 2019).