French: Souimanga d’Amani German: Amaninektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Amani
W. L. Sclater and Moreau
4 miles [6.4 km] east of Amani, north-east Tanzania
Coastal SE Kenya (Arabuko-Sokoke Forest) and NE & C Tanzania (E Usambara Mts and nearby, and Ndundulu Mts).
8–9 cm; 6–8 g. A very small sunbird with short, decurved bill. Male has head to upper back, scapulars and upperwing-coverts (except greaters) dark iridescent... read more
Complex song consists of a random sequence of high-pitched, ascending and descending "chissick"... read more
Brachystegia (Brachystegia) woodland in coastal Kenya, and forest and forest clearings in... read more
Food and feeding
Caterpillars, spiders (Araneae), presumably also nectar. Forages at 5–35 m, alone or in groups of up to 60; joins mixed-species... read more
Laying in Mar, May–Jun and Sept–Dec. Nest-building, by female, takes one week; nest of fine plant fibres, lichen and down, with... read more
Local short-distance movements in search of flowering plants.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restrictedrange species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA and East African Coastal Forests EBA. Global population estimated to lie in range 10,000–... read more
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