(syn. Cinnyris Ϯ Greater Double-collared Sunbird C. afer) Gr. νοτιος notios  southern  < νοτος notos  south; genus Cinnyris Cuvier, 1816, sunbird; "A fairly widely distributed genus is found in Cinnyris afer (L.), which I propose to place in a new genus, NOTIOCINNYRIS, characterised by its relatively large size, second primary rather shorter than the seventh, tail over four-fifths of the length of the wing; to this genus would belong the species N. ludovicensis, N. stuhlmanni and N. schubotzi, the first of which occurs within our northern limits" (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 14 December 2018).