French: Souimanga d’Anchieta German: Buntbauch-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Anchieta
Caconda [Huíla], Angola
C & E Angola, SE DRCongo, Zambia (Northern, Eastern and Central Provinces, rarely westwards), and SW Tanzania S to Malawi (W of Rift Valley) and adjacent NW Mozambique.
10–12 cm; 8 g. Both sexes unmistakeable: mostly brown above and bright orange-red and yellow below. Male has forehead and crown and chin to upper breast dark iridescent... read more
Song complex, including sounds such as “tseu-werr”, “tsoo-wit”, “tser-wit-tsui-tsi”, “chip-choo-... read more
Brachystegia (Brachystegia) woodland and areas of degraded woodland, where favours rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and nectar; also fruits. Visits flowers of Crossopterix, Erythrina, Faurea saligna, Protea,... read more
Breeds in Feb, Aug and Sept in Tanzania, and laying in Sept–Dec in Malawi and Apr–May in Zambia. Domed nest, with side entrance... read more
Absent from Zambian sites in rainy season, but no data on distances moved; also, local wandering in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common in most of range. Occurs in Kasungu National park, Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary and Dzalanyama Reserve, in Malawi.
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