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Long-billed Sunbird

Cinnyris lotenius (Linnaeus, C 1766)

Loten's sunbird, also known as the long-billed sunbird or maroon-breasted sunbird, is a sunbird endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Named after Joan Gideon Loten, who was the Dutch governor of colonial Ceylon, it is very similar to the purple sunbird that is found in the same areas and also tends to hover at flowers for nectar, but can be distinguished by the longer bill, the maroon band on the breast and brownish wings. Like other sunbirds, it is also insectivorous and builds characteristic hanging nests. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Nectariniidae
Genus:
   Cinnyris
Scientific:
  Cinnyris lotenius


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1766)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Certhia lotenia

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946384


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2088177F7573E8E5

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2088177F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2088177F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916471

Geographic range:

  • Cinnyris lotenius lotenius: Sri Lanka
  • Cinnyris lotenius hindustanicus: S peninsular India (north to Bombay and Andhra Pradesh)
English:
Long-billed Sunbird
Catalan:
suimanga de Loten
Czech:
strdimil jihoindický
Danish:
Langnæbbet Purpursolfugl
German:
Lotennektarvogel
Spanish:
Suimanga de Loten
Spanish (Spain):
Suimanga de Loten
Finnish:
isomalabarinmedestäjä
French:
Souimanga de Loten
Croatian:
indijski medosas
Hungarian:
lótusz nektármadár
Italian:
Nettarinia beccolungo
Japanese (romaji):
kurimunetaiyouchou
Japanese:
クリムネタイヨウチョウ
Lithuanian:
Loteno spalvingoji nektarina
Dutch:
Lotens Honingzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Langnebbsolfugl
Norwegian:
Langnebbsolfugl
Polish:
nektarnik długodzioby
Portuguese:
nectarínia-de-bico-comprido
Russian:
Длинноклювая нектарница
Slovak:
nektárovka srpozobá
Serbian:
Dugokljuna sunčica
Swedish:
långnäbbad solfågel
Ukrainian:
Маріка довгодзьоба
Chinese:
罗氏花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
長嘴花蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Souimanga de Loten ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Souimanga de Loten ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Loten's Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Nectarinia lotenia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Nectarinia lotenia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Nectarinia lotenia [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Long-billed Sunbird ( Nectarinia lotenia) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Loten's Sunbird ( Cinnyris lotenius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cinnyris lotenius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cinnyris lotenius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: suimanga de Loten
Czech: strdimil jihoindický, Strdimil lotosový
Danish: Langnæbbet Purpursolfugl
German: Lotennektarvogel, Lotos Nektarvogel, Lotosnektarvogel, Lotusnektarvogel
English: Long billed Sunbird, Long-billed Sunbird, Loten's Sunbird, Maroon-breasted Sunbird
English, HBW: Loten's Sunbird
English (India): Long-billed Sunbird (Loten's Sunbird), Loten's Sunbird (Long-billed Sunbird)
English (IOC): Loten's Sunbird
English (United States): Loten's Sunbird
Spanish: Nectarina de Loten, Suimanga de Loten
Spanish (Spain): Suimanga de Loten
Spanish (HBW): Long-billed Sunbird
Finnish: Isomalabarinmedestäjä
French: Souimanga à long bec, Souimanga de Loten, Souimanga pourpré
Hindi: Ten chittu
Croatian: indijski medosas
Hungarian: lótusz nektármadár
Italian: Nettarinia beccolungo, Nettarinia di Loten
Japanese (romaji): kurimunetaiyouchou
Japanese: クリムネタイヨウチョウ
Scientific: Certhia falcata, Certhia lotenia, Cinnyris lotenia, Cinnyris lotenius, Cinnyris lotenius lotenius, Nectarinia lotenia
Lithuanian: Loteno spalvingoji nektarina
Malayalam: കൊക്കൻ തേൻകിളി, കൊക്കന്‍ തേന്‍കിളി
Dutch: Lotens Honingzuiger, Loten's honingzuiger, Lotushoningzuiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Langnebbsolfugl
Norwegian: Langnebbsolfugl
Polish: nektarnik dlugodzioby, nektarnik długodzioby
Portuguese: nectarínia-de-bico-comprido
Portuguese (Portugal): beija-flor-de-loten
Russian: Длинноклювая нектарница, Кустарниковая нектарница
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Lotenge Sutikka
Slovak: nektárovka srpozobá
Serbian: Dugokljuna sunčica
Swedish: Långnäbbad solfågel
Tamil: Lotun Thenchittu
Turkish: Loten nektarkuşu
Ukrainian: Маріка довгодзьоба
Chinese: 罗氏花蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 長嘴花蜜鳥, 長嘴花蜜鳥〔羅坦氏花蜜鳥〕

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