This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Nectarinia mediocris (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into N. mediocris and N. fuelleborni (including ssp. bensoni) following Bowie et al. (2004), but usumbarica is retained as a subspecies of N. mediocris contra Bowie et al. (2004). Morphological evidence in support of this treatment is equivocal but it is supported both phylogenetically and geographically with northern populations of N. m. mediocris and N. m. usumbarica separated from southern populations of N. f. fuelleborni and N. f. bensoni by N. loveridgei and N. moreaui.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Nectarinia mediocris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2016.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Species name author||(Shelley, 1885)|