Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Plain-backed Sunbird (Anthreptes reichenowi) - HBW 13, p. 246

French: Souimanga de Reichenow German: Blaukehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Reichenow
Other common names: Blue-throated (Little)/Plain-backed Little/Gunning’s Sunbird, Zambesi Blue-headed Sunbird; Kenya Sunbird (yokanae)

Taxonomy: Anthreptes reichenowi Gunning, 1909, Mzimbiti, near Beira, Mozambique.
Sometimes regarded as forming a superspecies with A. anchietae. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • yokanae van Someren, 1921 - SE Kenya (Sokoke) S in coastal forests to NE & SE Tanzania.
  • reichenowi Gunning, 1909 - NC & E Zimbabwe, SW & SE Mozambique and NE South Africa.