The scarlet-tufted sunbird (Nectarinia johnstoni johnstoni) is a species of bird in the Nectarinia of the family Nectariniidae. It is found in the highlands of Kenya and Tanzania. In kenya it is found in Mount Kenya and Aberdares.Its normal range is on several disjunct areas of montane forest and moorland between 3,000 and 4,500 m in altitude, which encompasses a number of zones of vegetation. It is especially associated with giant lobelia, feeding on the nectar and insects on the plants, and using the tall flowerheads as song-posts. At lower altitudes it feeds on Protea and other plants.