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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Nectariniidae — certain sunbirds of Africa.

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Examples

  • The diverse vegetation communities support a notable resident and migratory bird fauna, including cliff species such as fox-kestrel Falco alopex, Gabar goshawk Melierax gabar, yellow-billed shrike Corvinella corvina scarlet-chested sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis,, rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri, cliff chat Thamnolea cinnamomeiventris (abundant) and rock dove Columbia livia.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

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