Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

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

French: Souimanga modeste German: Schlichtnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Sencillo
Other common names: Plain-coloured Sunbird

Taxonomy: Nectarinia simplex S. Müller, 1843, Sumatra and Borneo.
Birds from Borneo, having different colour gloss on forehead of male, described as race simplicior, possibly worthy of recognition. Proposed races xanthochlora (from Tenasserim, in S Myanmar) and euthapsinus (Bunguran, in Natuna Is) considered indistinguishable from those elsewhere in range. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), SW & S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (including Nias I), N Natuna Is and Borneo.

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