Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus) - HBW 13, p. 295
French: Souimanga fuligineux
Spanish: Suimanga Oscuro
Other common names: White-vented Sunbird, Namaqua Sunbird
Taxonomy: Cinnyris fuscus Vieillot, 1819, Great Namaqualand, Namibia.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. Has been thought to form a superspecies with C. cupreus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- inclusus (Clancey, 1970) - coastal SW Angola (Benguela, and Namibe S to R Cunene).
- fuscus Vieillot, 1819 - Namibia, W & C South Africa and S Botswana.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A moulting male feeding in flowers Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 July 2003 6 years ago 37 sec 4.5
Bird calls from bush top Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia (ssp fuscus)
Desmond Allen 9 September 2013 10 weeks ago 19 sec 4.2
A male feeding in a bush, then flying away Locality Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 22 January 2007 6 years ago 12 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 14 photos
Juvenile, feeding on Schotia afra flowers
Locality Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Roland Bischoff 2 October 2005 1 year ago 4.1
on a tree looking for food
Locality Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cristiano Crolle 12 August 2013 12 weeks ago 4
Adult male feeding on Aloe
Locality Keetmanshoop, Karas Region, Namibia
Marco Valentini 29 August 2013 13 weeks ago 4
Locality Aus, Karas Region, Namibia (ssp fuscus)
Fran Trabalon 26 November 2011 1 year ago 4
Male, feeding on sugarbush
Locality Goegeap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Roland Bischoff 17 August 2005 1 year ago 3.8
Great views of this guy drinking and preening at a pool on our Namibian Safari.
Stan Mansfield 27 April 2008 3 years ago 3.7