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Fraser's Sunbird - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Scarlet-tufted Sunbird (also used for the African species Nectarinia johnstoni)

Deleornis fraseri


Length 11-13 cm.

Olive-green with a pale yellow eye-ring and a fairly straight, pale bill. The orange-red pectoral tufts of the male are seldom visible in the field.


Coastal West Africa: Southern Guinea to northern Angola.


This is one of the two Sunbirds that have recently been moved to the genus Deleornis from the genus Anthreptes.




Gleans leaves for insects; often joins bird parties.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299

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