Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Apo Sunbird (Aethopyga boltoni) - HBW 13, p. 305

French: Souimanga de Bolton German: Mindanaonektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Bolton
Other common names: Mount Apo Sunbird

Taxonomy: Aethopyga boltoni Mearns, 1905, Mount Apo, 6250 feet [c. 1900 m], Mindanao, Philippines.
Forms a superspecies with A. linaraborae. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • malindangensis Rand & Rabor, 1957 - Mt Malindang, in W Mindanao (S Philippines).
  • boltoni Mearns, 1905 - Mt Kitanglad, Mt McKinley and Mt Apo, and presumably Mt Pasian, in C Mindanao.
  • tibolii Kennedy et al., 1997 - Mt Busa and Mt Matutum, and presumably MtParker and L Sebu, in S Mindanao.