Afrikaans name: Kortbeksuikerbekkie
The Collared Sunbird is a small, attractive bird with a relatively short bill. They only reach a length of around 10 cm.
Males are more brightly coloured than females. They have green on their chest with a bluish-purple collar.
The Collared Sunbird feeds on nectar and insects and is normally seen hopping around amongst the leaves and branches of bushes.
They make a small nest which hangs from a twig. Either 2 or 3 eggs are laid.
References and further readingA First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 38
Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 70
Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 202
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 701
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 700
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 412