French: Souimanga à col rouge German: Rotband-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga cuellirrojo
Other common names:
Banded Green Sunbird
Mlalo, Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
NE & E Tanzania: E Usambaras (Mt Nilo), W Usambaras, Ngurus, Nguus, Udzungwas (including Ndundulu Mts) and Ulugurus.
8–9 cm; 10·5–11·9 g. Very small sunbird with short tail. Male is metallic green above; remiges brown, edged olive-green, scapulars, median and lesser wing-coverts... read more
Song by male Jun–Jan, from high in tree, “chip” or “teuu” repeated every second for up to a... read more
Submontane forest and forest edge, including scrub near maize (Zea mays) plantations and... read more
Food and feeding
Visits Erythrina abyssinica, Grevillea, Macaranga kilimandscharica and Rubus for nectar, small berries... read more
Laying in Jan, Jul and Sept–Nov; active nest in late Dec. Nest built by female, attended by male, an oval structure without dangling... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Locally common in Usambaras; uncommon or rare in Udzungwas and elsewhere. Global population... read more
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