The sugarbirds were once classed in Sturnidae (Sibley and Ahlquist, 1974), Meliphagidae (Salomonsen, 1933; Mayr and Amadon, 1951; White, 1963)or Nectariniidae (as Promeropinae, Cheke and Mann, 2001; Sibley and Monroe, 1990) or Turdidae. Linnaeus classified them as Merops, which is now limited to bee-eaters, but was once used for all long-tailed birds.
^Cheke, Robert A.; Mann, Clive F.; Allen, Richard (illu.) (2001). Sunbirds: A Guide to the Sunbirds, Spiderhunters, Sugarbirds and Flowerpeckers of the World. Yale University Press. ISBN0300089406. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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