Belongs within: Nectariniidae. Birds of the sun Published 25 June 2012 The sunbirds are definitely forerunners in the tally of the world’s most brilliantly coloured birds. This family of long-billed nectar-feeders, found in tropical regions of the Old World, is often compared to the New World hummingbirds. Like hummingbirds, the males of most sunbirds shimmer… Continue reading Aethopyga