Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae) - HBW 13, p. 310

French: Souimanga de Christine German: Hainannektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Christina

Taxonomy: Aethopyga christinae Swinhoe, 1869, Hainan Island, south China.
This species and A. eximia have in the past been placed together in a separate genus, Urodrepanis, but no evidence that they are particularly closely related. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • latouchii Slater, 1891 - SE China (E Sichuan E to Fujian, S to Guangxi and Guangdong), N Vietnam and C Laos.
  • christinae Swinhoe, 1869 - Hainan I.
  • sokolovi Stepanyan, 1985 - S Vietnam.