African Bird: The Bronzy Sunbird (Souimanga Bronzé)

I just found another species of birds in my mother’s garden. It is called the Souimanga in Malagasy which has been adopted as its name in French, or simply sunbird in English. In the case at hand, it is the Souimanga bronzé or bronzy sunbird known by its scientific name as Nectarinia kilimensis; it is very close to the Souimanga de Mariqua or Marico sunbird. It is native of Sub-Saharan Africa. Its coat is quite shiny and irridescent. Its flight is quick, similar to the American hummingbird. As you can see, this pretty visitor has a shiny green coat sparsed with black, and a red underbelly; it feeds on flower nectar. The shiny metallic color indicates that our visitor is a male. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “African Bird: The Bronzy Sunbird (Souimanga Bronzé)

    1. Thank you William ‘Duke’ Smither… your words truly warm my heart… thanks for visiting the Afrolegends blog.
      By the way, I look forward to reading your book:”BACKROADS TO BETHLEHEM’: Odysseys of the Maroon Warrior…”

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