Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Lovely Sunbird (Aethopyga shelleyi) - HBW 13, p. 306

French: Souimanga de Palawan German: Goldkehl-Nektarvogel 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.