Plain Sunbird / Anthreptes simplex

Plain Sunbird / Anthreptes simplex

Plain Sunbird

SCI Name:  Anthreptes simplex
Protonym:  Nectarinia simplex Verh.Nat.Gesch.[Temminck] Land-Volk. pt6,7or8 p.173
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Nectariniidae /
Taxonomy Code:  plasun1
Type Locality:  Sumatra and Borneo.
Publish Year:  1843
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.

L. simplex, simplicis  simple, plain.
● ex “Simple Tern” of Latham 1785 (Phaetusa ☼).