French: Inséparable à collier noir German: Grünköpfchen Spanish: Inseparable acollarado
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. swindernianus
(Kuhl, 1820) –
patchily distributed in Sierra Leone#R, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
A. s. zenkeri
Reichenow, 1895 – S Cameroon and Gabon E to SW Central African Republic and W DRCongo.
A. s. emini
Neumann, 1908 – C & E DRCongo E to extreme W Uganda.
13 cm, 39–41 g. Head green, with narrow black hind-collar and yellow neck; rump deep blue; rest of upperparts dark green with blackish flight-feathers; outer tail... read more
Not well documented. Commonest vocalization a shrill disyllabic “sri-leee”. When perched, makes a... read more
Mature and secondary lowland and gallery forest, 700–1200 m, particularly favouring fig trees... read more
Food and feeding
Fig seeds, especially from stranglers, and the fruit of Rauwolfia, Harungana and Macaranga, and ripe maize on... read more
Nestlings Jan–Feb in Gabon. No other information, though nesting in E Zaire and Uganda likely in Jul.
Flock sizes larger in dry season, Gabon, but no evidence of migration.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally reported as rare or uncommon except in Gabon, where common; this perhaps reflects observer activity and sensitization to the... read more
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