Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
Male Copper Sunbird, near Kumasi, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

June 2011

The Copper Sunbird is distributed throughout a large part of tropical Africa. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in wooded savanna, coastal scrub, forest edges and gardens.

The male, seen here, is glossy coppery and purple while the female is olive-green above, olive-yellow below with a yellowish supercilium.

The call is a harsh "chip-chip"

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