female; long decurved bill; drab brown plumage(Zoo; 2012-10-23)

Beautiful Sunbird
Cinnyris pulchellus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: its range in North Africa extends from Sudan to Senegal; the male (not pictured) is indeed beautiful, with red and yellow underpats and long central feathers on a pointed tail; the female, by contrast, is drab and basically brown all over.

female; unlike the male, she has a short tail (Zoo; 2012-10-23)