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Collared Sunbird

Afrikaans name: Kortbeksuikerbekkie

Collared Sunbird

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Hedydipna collaris

The Collared Sunbird is a small, attractive bird with a relatively short bill. They only reach a length of around 10 cm.

Males are more brightly coloured than females. They have green on their chest with a bluish-purple collar.

The Collared Sunbird feeds on nectar and insects and is normally seen hopping around amongst the leaves and branches of bushes.

They make a small nest which hangs from a twig. Either 2 or 3 eggs are laid.

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References

List of South African Birds

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