Nectarinia is a genus of bird in the sunbird family, Nectariniidae. What species belong to it has been highly contentious for many decades. Towards the late 20th century, the dominant trend was to use it to group all "typical" sunbirds. More recently many taxonomists have adopted the view to divide the Nectarinia into many genera, although some still lump them. The following genera are now considered distinct from Nectarinia: Leptocoma, Anabathmis, Chalcomitra, Cinnyris, Cyanomitra, Dreptes, Anthobaphes, and Drepanorhynchus. The following species now comprise the genus :Bocage's sunbird, Nectarinia bocagii
Purple-breasted sunbird, Nectarinia purpureiventris
Tacazze sunbird, Nectarinia tacazze
Bronzy sunbird, Nectarinia kilimensis
Scarlet-tufted sunbird, Nectarinia johnstoni
Malachite sunbird, Nectarinia famosa
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