Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Golden-winged Sunbird (Drepanorhynchus reichenowi) - HBW 13, p. 273

French: Souimanga à ailes dorées German: Goldschwingen-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Alidorado

Taxonomy: Drepanorhynchus reichenowi G. A. Fischer, 1884, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. Birds from Mt Elgon, on Kenya-Uganda border, described as race alinderi, but considered inseparable from nominate. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lathburyi (J. G. Williams, 1956) - N Kenya.
  • reichenowi G. A. Fischer, 1884 - W & S Uganda E to W & C Kenya, and N Tanzania.
  • shellyae (Prigogine, 1952) - E DRCongo.