The variable sunbird, (Cinnyris venustus) is called variable because different populations can have white, yellow or orange bellies. The adult male has a glossy green head, throat and nape, and a maroon breast band. It is also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird as in most subspecies, the belly of the male is yellow, but in a few it is orange or white. The female has grey-brown upper-parts and yellowish underparts, and an obvious pale supercilium. The eclipse male is like the female, but shows some green, especially on the throat.It is a fairly common resident breeder in equatorial Africa.