French: Souimanga de Bates German: Einfarb-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Bates
River Ja, Cameroon, and Camma River, Gabon
E Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and from Nigeria and S Cameroon E to N Congo and Central African Republic, and S, including Bioko, to S Gabon; also NW Angola (Cabinda), E, C & SE DRCongo and extreme NW Zambia.
9–10 cm; 5·7–7 g. Male is dark olive above, with faint pale stripe above eye, dark brown wings edged pale yellow, black tail widely edged green-olive,... read more
Song a quiet trill followed by nasal “ts-tsp” or repetitions of “ts”. Calls... read more
Primary forest, forest edges and cultivations with tall trees, also clearings and secondary growth. read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, berries, fruits, insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages singly and in small groups in canopy; joins mixed-species flocks. Visits... read more
Laying recorded in Jul and Dec in Cameroon, Feb in DRCongo and Feb–Mar in Gabon. Nest a pouch made of pappus, leaves and cobwebs,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon in most of its range, but may be overlooked. Common in Cameroon and locally common in Equatorial Guinea and in Gabon. Densities of... read more
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