Olive-backed Sunbird (species: Nectarinia jugularis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Nectarinia jugularis
Olive-backed Sunbird

©Ceri Pearce: A male Sunbird at Lizard Island

©Ceri Pearce: A female Olive-backed Sunbird at Lizard Island.

©Keesha Millar: A female Nectarinia jugularis with chicks at Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Nectariniidae
Genus Nectarinia
Species Nectarinia jugularis
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: Common at Lizard Island year-round

Web resources


  • Gates, J. and P. Hoyle (1990). Lore from the Lizard: Lizard Island Research Station, Australian Natural History, 23(4): 314-321. LIRS catalog number 402.
  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.