There are 123 species of sunbirds - family Nectariniidae. One Dutch name for these birds is Honingzuiger. If you know exactly which species they are talking about in the book, then I could try to be a wee bit more precise.
I hope this helps,
* Species in family 123
* Species observed [DR] 64 (52%)
* Species photo'd [DR] 12
Sunbirds are tiny jewels of the Old World tropics. Most are forest birds, but some, like the Palestine Sunbird (left) occur in patches of vegetation in the desert. Many species possess glittering iridescent colors. In this feature, plus their small size and their nectar feeding behavior, they recall the hummingbirds. Indeed, I tend to think of them as "Old Word hummers," although, of course, they are not related at all. Sunbirds will hover at flowers, but they don't fly backwards (as do hummingbirds) and in some respects they seem much simpler than hummingbirds. Ornithologists place hummingbirds in over 100 genera, many of them monotypic, emphasizing the wide diversity in bills, plumages and sizes. In contrast, sunbirds are typically assigned to just three genera (Anthreptes, Nectarinia, and Aethopyga), plus ten species of spiderhunters in the genus Arachnothera.
Vogel-families over de wereld
Vogel-families over de wereld. Nederlandse familie naam, Wetenschappelijke familie ... Honingzuigers,
Nectariniidae, 0, 123. Hop, Upupidae, 1, 1, IJshoenders, Chionididae, 0, 2. ...
ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/henkmerts/vogels-families.htm - 17k - En caché - Páginas similares
... 0475-497693. Familie Irenidae. Deze vogel hoort wetenschappelijk tot de bladvogels ... 045-5440621.
De honingvogelfamilie Nectariniidae Sunbirds zijn de tegenhangers ...
www.specclub-vogels.myweb.nl/Bestanden.htm - 53k - En caché - Páginas similares
Wetenschappelijke naam Nectarina famosa
Engelse naam Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird
Voedsel Insecten, nectar
Grootte 25 cm
Geluid (105 K)