Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigaster/(coccinigastrus) prev. Nectarinia coccinigaster

Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Like all Sunbirds, the Splendid Sunbird has a specially-shaped bill to drink nectar from flowers. It has also learnt to hover like a Hummingbird but prefers to perch when possible. It comes from West and Central Africa.
Splendid Sunbird male
Splendid Sunbird female
The male, above left, is certainly "splendid" in glossy, iridescent purple and turquoise head and mantle plumage and red chest. The female, above right, is grey-brown and better camouflaged.
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird hen
Splendid Sunbird female
Female
Splendid Sunbird
Male