(Philepittidae; Ϯ Common Sunbird Asity N. coruscans) Gr. νεος neos  new, strange; δρεπανη drepanē, δρεπανης drepanēs  scimitar; "NEODREPANIS, gen. nov.  Allied to Nectarinia and Cinnyris, but at once to be distinguished by its scimitar-like bill, and nearly obsolete first and sinuated second primary  ... The type is NEODREPANIS CORUSCANS, sp. n." (Sharpe 1875).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 November 2018).