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Sunbird, Golden-winged
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Nectarinia reichenowi
Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Global, Ilkeliani, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Cheke et al. 2001). ...
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The male Golden-winged Sunbird is about 9 in (23 cm) long and the female is about 6 in (15 cm) long, the male having long central tail feathers. Yellow-edged feathers in the wings and tail are key identification pointers in all plumages of both the male and female. Body feathers of the male in breeding condition are a conspicuous metallic reddish-copper colour, which are mostly replaced by dull-black feathers in the non-breeding condition. The underparts of the male are brownish-black. The female is olive above and yellowish below. Immature are similar to females, except their underparts are darker.[ 2] ...
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