Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Elegant Sunbird (Aethopyga duyvenbodei) - HBW 13, p. 306

French: Souimanga des Sangi German: Sangihenektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Elegante
Other common names: Duyvenbode’s/Sangihe/Sanghir (Yellow-backed) Sunbird

Taxonomy: Nectarinia duyvenbodei Schlegel, 1871, Sanghir Island (= Sangihe), north of Sulawesi.
No obvious close relatives, but has been suggested that this species may form a superspecies with A. shelleyi, A. bella and/or A. pulcherrima. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sangihe I; also one specimen from Siau.

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