Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Red-chested Sunbird (Cinnyris erythrocercus) - HBW 13, p. 284

French: Souimanga è ceinture rouge German: Schmucknektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Pechirrojo

Taxonomy: Nectarinia erythrocerca Hartlaub, 1857, White Nile, S of 8° N, south Sudan.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. Forms a superspecies with C. congensis, and both sometimes included in a larger superspecies with C. mariquensis, C. shelleyi and C. nectarinioides. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Sudan, E DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, W Kenya and NW and extreme W Tanzania, with isolated records in C & E Tanzania.