Mouse-colored Sunbird (Cyanomitra veroxii) - HBW 13, p. 261
French: Souimanga murin
Spanish: Suimanga Ratonil
Other common names: Grey/Verreaux’s Sunbird
Taxonomy: Cinnyris veroxii A. Smith, 1831, Cafferland = Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Genus formerly subsumed in Nectarinia. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fischeri (Reichenow, 1880) - coastal lowlands from E & SE Somalia S to NE South Africa (NE KwaZulu-Natal), extending inland locally to S Malawi.
- zanzibarica (Grote, 1932) - Zanzibar, off NE Tanzania.
- veroxii (A. Smith, 1831) - coastal areas of E & S South Africa (E KwaZulu-Natal and E Eastern Cape Province; also isolated records from near Cape Town, in Western Cape).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird feeding on flowers at the Botanic Gardens of the Eduardo Mondlane University Locality Maputo City, Mozambique (ssp fischeri)
Nacho Aransay 28 June 2014 1 year ago 18 sec 4.9
Adult bird visiting a rock pool
Locality Culley's Dam, Port Edward, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp veroxii)
Stan Culley 1 June 2015 16 weeks ago 5
bird at feeder
Locality Wilderness, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Chris and Megan Perkins 17 March 2009 7 years ago 3.8
Adult perched at flower
Locality False Bay Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Markus Lilje 16 November 2014 17 weeks ago 3.8