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Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchellus) Fact Sheet: Bibliography

Bibliography

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Beautiful Sunbird with orange flower

A Beautiful Sunbird, Cinnyris pulchellus, watchful and alert.

Image credit: © António Guerra at Flickr. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the artist.

Image details: Taken 19 November 2012 in Gambia.

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