Title:

Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus and Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa presence in southern Namibia

Publication Year:
2016
Abstract:

"Extreme southern Namibia" or "possibly extreme southern Namibia" is how the distribution of Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa and Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus is presented in Hockey et al. (2005) and Maclean (1993). Although Fraser (1997a) indicates that for the Southern Double-collared Sunbird there is a tiny distribution extending into Namibia across the Orange River, no further details are presented. Both species are known to occur along the Orange River (Anderson 2006, Fraser 1997a, 1997b, Hockey et al. 2005, Maclean 1993). The Southern Double-collared Sunbird is viewed as a "common resident" with some individuals present all year at the Orange River estuary while the Malachite Sunbird is viewed as "common in the gardens of Oranjemund" (Anderson 2006). Although local movements, following flowering plants, are known, published records of these two sunbird species are scarce from elsewhere in southern Namibia.

Publication Title:

Biodiversity Observations

Volume:
7
Issue:
14
Pages:
1-4
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
Files:
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