Mouse-brown Sunbird / Anthreptes gabonicus

Mouse-brown Sunbird / Anthreptes gabonicus

Mouse-brown Sunbird

SCI Name:  Anthreptes gabonicus
Protonym:  Nectarinia gabonica J.Orn. 9 p.13,109
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Nectariniidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mobsun1
Type Locality:  Gabon.
Publish Year:  1861
IUCN Status:  


(Nectariniidae; Ϯ Brown-throated Sunbird A. malacensis) Gr. ανθος anthos  flower, blossom; θρεπτης threptēs  feeder  < τρεφω trephō  to rear; "Genus, ANTHREPTES.  Bill slender, attenuated, minutely crenated; the base of the under mandible strong, and not having the margin hid by that of the upper mandible.  Wings rounded.  Tail even. Inner toe shorter than the external toe.  Type. — Cynniris Javanica. ZOOL. ILLUSTR., iii. pl. 121" (Swainson 1832); "Anthreptes Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor. Amer., 2 (1831), p. 495. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Cinnyris javanica Swainson = Certhia malacensis Scopoli." (Rand in Peters, 1967, XII, p. 209).  
Var. Anthothreptes, Anthreptus, Anthotreptes, Anthorheptes, Authreptes.   
Synon. Arachnophila, Euchloridia, Gunningia, Lamprothreptes, Mangusia, Paradeleornis, Rhizophorornis, Tephrolaema.

gabonense / gabonensis / gabonica / gabonicus / gaboonensis
Gaboon / Gabon.