Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) - HBW 13, p. 305

French: Souimanga flamboyant German: Feuerbrust-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Llameante

Taxonomy: Aethopyga flagrans Oustalet, 1876, Lagune, Luzon, Philippines.
Possibly part of the superspecies formed by A. boltoni and A. linaraborae. Race decolor possibly inseparable from nominate. Proposed race excellens (described from Manitoe, in Albay District of SE Luzon) considered unsustainable, and is synonymized with nominate. Four subspecies provisionally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • decolor Parkes, 1963 - N Luzon, in N Philippines.
  • flagrans Oustalet, 1876 - C & S Luzon and Catanduanes.
  • guimarasensis (Steere, 1890) - Panay and Guimaras, in WC Philippines.
  • daphoenonota Parkes, 1963 - Negros, in SC Philippines.

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