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Metallic-winged Sunbird Aethopyga pulcherrima   - Adult male
Metallic-winged Sunbird
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :Samar, Philippines
Date : 7 August 2016
English synonyms:Metallic winged Sunbird, Mountain Sunbird
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Basilan, Leyte, Mindanao and Samar in the Philippines.

The forms jeffreyi and decorosa, which were formerly considered conspecific, are now treated as separate species Luzon Sunbird Aethopyga jeffreyi and Bohol Sunbird Aethopyga decorosa.
Ref: Hosner, P. A., Nyári, Á. S., Moyle, R. G. (2013) Water barriers and intra-island isolation contribute to diversification in the insular Aethopyga sunbirds (Aves: Nectariniidae). Journal of Biogeography 40: 1094–1106

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