Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Superb Sunbird (Cinnyris superbus) - HBW 13, p. 290

French: Souimanga superbe German: Prachtnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga Soberbio

Taxonomy: Certhia superba Shaw, 1811, Malembo, Cabinda, Angola.
Genus often subsumed in Nectarinia. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ashantiensis Bannerman, 1922 - Sierra Leone and S Mali E to Togo and NW Benin.
  • nigeriae (Rand & Traylor, 1959) - SE Benin and S Nigeria.
  • superbus (Shaw, 1811) - S Cameroon, Central African Republic and DRCongo (except NE) S to W Angola.
  • buvuma van Someren, 1932 - NE DRCongo, Uganda, W Kenya and extreme NW Tanzania.

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