HEDYDIPNA

(Nectariniidae; Ϯ Pygmy Sunbird H. platura) Gr. ἡδυδειπνος hēdudeipnos  dainty-supping, sweet-eating  < ἡδυς hēdus  sweet; δειπνεω deipneō  to dine; "Gen. HEDYDIPNA nov. gen. *) Zuckerfresser.  551.1. H. metallica Nob. -- Nectarinia metallica Licht. Doubl. p. 15. No. 133.   ...  *) Von ἡδυδειπνος, süssspeisend. -- Mit kürzerem, weniger stark gekrümmtem Schnabel und stark verlängerten mittleren Schwanzfedern.  Typus der Gruppe ist: H. platyura. -- Cinnyris platura Vieill." (Cabanis 1853).
Var. Hedidypna.
Synon. Anthodiaeta, Platydipna.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 21 January 2019).