Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Anthreptes orientalis
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The eastern violet-backed sunbird is an East African endemic. Note the dark blue tail and white supercilium in the female. The orange color on the necks of several birds is aloe pollen. The upper male and female photos (Mkomazi, 8-22) are courtesy of Kim Axmann. The 4th row male (Maasai steppe, 12-21) is courtesy of Per Holmen. The other photos were taken at Natano, Lake Manyara, Yaida Valley and Tarangire. Click photo above to see 22 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Mike Graham, Per Holmen, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 8-19-22