French: Souimanga à gorge bleue German: Braunrücken-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga gorjiazul
Jardine and Fraser
#R, Malabo, Bioko
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. magnirostrata
(Bates, 1930) – Sierra Leone E to Togo.
C. c. octaviae
Amadon, 1953 – SW Nigeria, Cameroon and S Central African Republic E to Uganda (Budongo Forest), and S to N Angola and S DRCongo (Katanga); also NW & W Tanzania.
C. c. cyanolaema
(Jardine & Fraser, 1852) – Bioko.
14–15 cm; 11–20 g. Male nominate race has forehead, chin and throat metallic dark steely blue-green, tinged violet; crown, side of head and upperparts brown,... read more
Song an extended series of descending trills and twitters involving “ptssew” and... read more
Forest, open areas (e.g. gardens, cultivations) within forest, and gallery forest in savanna;... read more
Food and feeding
Takes insects, spiders (Araneae), also seeds and small fruits (e.g of Alchornea and Discoglypremna). Forages at varying... read more
Laying in Aug and Nov in Nigeria, Jun and Jul in Cameroon, Dec–Apr in Gabon, Oct in PRCongo, Mar in DRCongo, and Mar–Sept in... read more
Mostly sedentary; records in gallery forest in savanna lands primarily in wet season, suggesting... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most of W Africa, but rare in Togo; widespread and common in mainland Equatorial Guinea, and locally common in Angola, DRCongo, Uganda and... read more
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