ORANGE-BREASTED SUNBIRD

(Anthobaphes violacea (C) (7) or
Nectarinia violacea (6) (H))

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Roberts VI / VII 777 / 815
Clements 2000 166.0260
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-72
 
 A smallish sunbird (m 17 cm, f 13 cm), endemic to South Africa, and found in the southern and western Cape. It is a common resident, inhabiting the fynbos areas. It is gregarious when not breeding, and feeds off nectar, insects and spiders.

List of Stamps showing Orange-breasted Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Central African Republic   1999 280f
South Africa     2013 Standard
Togo 2139 2236 1995 90f
Zambia Not listed 2000 K1200