male; green head; red band across breast (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

Marico Sunbird
Cinnyris mariquensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a common bird of mixed bushveld and thornveld countryside in south-central Africa; femal is brownish-olive all over, in sharp contrast to the male (who is pictured on this page).

bluish breast band above red band; black belly (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

strongly decurbed bill of moderate length (South Africa; 2007-07-07)