French: Souimanga de Macklot German: Kupferkehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Macklot
Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, S Cambodia, Cochinchina, and Peninsular Malaysia S on coasts and islands to Sumatra and satellites; W Philippines (Palawan and Balabac), Natuna Is, coasts of Borneo and islands off NE (including Maratua), and also coasts of Java.
12·2–13 cm. Male has top of head metallic green, sides of head, hindneck, upper back, upperwing and graduated tail black, lower back, rump and upperwing-coverts... read more
Utters both a high trill, and a deep melodious trill; also, a disyllabic call resembling that... read more
Inhabits mangroves, heath forest, alluvial forest, secondary forest, coastal vegetation,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and small arthropods. Feeds on nectar of Bruguiera mangroves. Forages in lower and middle storeys. Very active.
Laying calculated as Jan–Jul in Malay Peninsula, and eggs Mar–Jun, Aug–Sept and Nov in Java; occupied nest in May on Nias... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Scarce in Myanmar; common to uncommon in Malay Peninsula; not uncommon in Sumatra and Borneo; uncommon in Java; common in Philippines... read more
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