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Cyanomitra oritis

Nectarinia oritis



Western Africa: found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)


This is one of the seven Sunbirds that have recently been moved into the genus Cyanomitra from the genus Nectarinia.


There are 3 subspecies:

  • C. o. poensis:
  • Montane forests of Bioko Island (Gulf of Guinea)
  • C. o. bansoensis:
  • C. o. oritis:
  • Montane forests of Mount Cameroon


Montane forest and clearings.



  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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