Straight-billed Green Sunbird (Anthreptes rectirostris) - HBW 13, p. 252
French: Souimanga à bec droit
Spanish: Suimanga Piquirrecto
Other common names: Green Sunbird, Banded(!)/Banded Green/Green-backed/Western Green Sunbird; Yellow-chinned Sunbird (rectirostris); Grey-chinned Sunbird (tephrolaemus)
Taxonomy: Certhia rectirostris Shaw, 1811, no locality = Ashanti, Ghana.
Forms a superspecies with A. rubritorques. Races sometimes treated as two distinct species. Proposed race amadoni (from Rumpi Hills, in W Cameroon) considered insufficiently distinct from tephrolaemus, differing from latter only in slightly smaller size; description of pujoli (from Guinea) is based on a juvenile specimen of nominate race. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rectirostris (Shaw, 1811) - extreme S Mali, Sierra Leone and E & SE Guinea E to Ghana.
- tephrolaemus (Jardine & Fraser, 1851) - SE Benin and S Nigeria E, including Bioko I (Fernando Póo), to S Central African Republic, DRCongo, S Uganda and W Kenya, S to NW Angola and NW Tanzania; also S Sudan (Imatong Mts).
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet