French: Souimanga bronzé German: Bronzenektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga bronceado
See N. bocagii. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. k. gadowi
Bocage, 1892 – highlands of WC Angola.
N. k. kilimensis
Shelley, 1885 – highlands in E DRCongo, S Uganda, W & C Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and N Tanzania.
N. k. arturi
P. L. Sclater, 1906 – S & SE Tanzania, Malawi W of Rift Valley, extreme NE Zambia, E highlands of Zimbabwe and adjoining Mozambique.
Male 22 cm, 13·5–19·9 g; female 12 cm, 11·7–16·7 g. Male nominate race has head, neck and upperparts golden-green, copper reflections on back to uppertail-coverts... read more
Song variations on “jer-jooey, jer-jooey-jooey, jer-jooey-jooey, tik-tik, jer-jooey”, followed by “... read more
Forest edges, woodland, scrub, cultivations and gardens, preferably with trees, at 1000–2350... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and arthropods. Feeds on variety of plants, including mistletoes (Loranthaceae), giant lobelias (Lobelia), aloes (Aloe... read more
Laying in Feb and Mar in Angola, in all months in DRCongo, Feb, Apr–Aug and Oct–Nov in Uganda, Nov–Aug in Kenya, Jan and... read more
Apparently nomadic in relation to food supplies.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout most of range.
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