Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Fire-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda) - HBW 13, p. 314

French: Souimanga queue-de-feu German: Feuerschwanz-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Colafuego

Taxonomy: Cinnyris ignicauda Hodgson, 1837, Nepal.
Proposed race exultans, described from S China (Salween Divide, in W Yunnan), considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ignicauda (Hodgson, 1837) - N & NE India (from Rajaji National Park and Garhwal E in Himalayas to Arunachal Pradesh, also Meghalaya E to Nagaland and S to Manipur and Chittagongs), Nepal, Bhutan, NE Bangladesh (Sylhet), S China (S Xizang, and W Sichuan S to C Yunnan) and N Myanmar.
  • flavescens Stuart Baker, 1921 - NE India (Lushai Hills, in E Mizoram) and adjacent W Myanmar (Chin Hills).