Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Scarlet-tufted Sunbird (Deleornis fraseri) - HBW 13, p. 245

French: Souimanga de Fraser German: Laubnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Fraser
Other common names: Brown/Fraser’s Sunbird

Taxonomy: Anthreptes fraseri Jardine and Selby, 1843, Bioko.
Formerly placed in genus Anthreptes. Sometimes treated as conspecific with D. axillaris, but the two meet in SW DRCongo apparently without intergrading. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • idius (Oberholser, 1899) - SW Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Togo; also recorded in extreme S Mali.
  • cameroonensis (Bannerman, 1921) - S Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to PRCongo, W DRCongo and NW Angola.
  • fraseri (Jardine & Selby, 1843) - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).

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