Humblot's Sunbird (Cinnyris humbloti) - HBW 13, p. 301
French: Souimanga de Humblot
Spanish: Suimanga de Humblot
Taxonomy: Cinnyris humbloti A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet, 1885, Grand Comoro, Comoro Islands.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. Forms a superspecies with C. sovimanga and C. comorensis, and all three could perhaps be considered conspecific. Mitochondrial DNA work suggests that these three form a clade with C. coquerellii and C. dussumieri, and further suggestion is that this clade colonized Indian Ocean islands from continental Africa (at earliest 3·9 million years ago) initially through Comoros; sister-group appears to contain C. bouvieri, C. talatala and C. venustus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- humbloti A. Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885 - Grand Comoro, in Comoro Is.
- mohelicus Stresemann & Grote, 1926 - Mohéli, in Comoro Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map