French: Souimanga du Kilimandjaro German: Hochland-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga del Kilimanjaro
W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.
11–12 cm; 5·2–10·7 g. Male has head and neck, upperparts, including lesser and median wing-coverts, and chin to breast iridescent golden-green,... read more
Song consists of “tseep”, a 0·5-second gap, another “tseep” and then... read more
Upland areas such as montane forests, bamboo stands, heathland, open grassy areas and gardens;... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information. Observed taking nectar of Impatiens papilionacea, Kniphofia and Leonotis sp. flowers in... read more
Egg-laying recorded in Feb–May and Sept–Nov in W Kenya, with records from Jan, May–Jul and Sept–Dec recorded... read more
Descends to lower altitudes after breeding, reportedly during periods of cooler weather.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common at many Kenyan localities, e.g. in the Cherangani Hills, Mau, Aberdares and Mt Kenya, less on Mt Kulal, Mt Nyiru and the... read more
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