Lovely Sunbird (Aethopyga shelleyi) - HBW 13, p. 306
French: Souimanga de Palawan
Spanish: Suimanga Filipino
Other common names: Palawan/Shelley’s(!) Sunbird
Taxonomy: Aethopyga shelleyi Sharpe, 1876, Palawan, Philippines.
Forms a superspecies with A. bella, previously treated as conspecific; has been suggested that A. duyvenbodei may be part of this superspecies. Monotypic.
Distribution: Busuanga, Culion, Palawan and Balabac, in W Philippine Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male sitting in a tree singing Locality Sabang, Palawan, Philippines
Steve Blain 26 January 2012 2 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A male cleaning its bill and calling, then preening. Locality St. Pauls National Park, Palawan, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 30 April 2007 6 years ago 23 sec 3.7