French: Souimanga des Sangir German: Sangihenektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga elegante
Sangihe Island, north of Sulawesi
Sangihe I; also one old specimen from Siau.
12 cm. Male has crown metallic green (sometimes appearing bluer), nape side, neck and ear-coverts maroon-red, mantle and back dark olive-green, upperwing-coverts glossed... read more
Male song a very short, high, insect-like trill; male also produces a high trill of chipping notes... read more
Remnant forest, bamboo, mixed plantations, secondary forest, scrub and tree-ferns; to 900 m.
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects and nectar. Forages singly and in pairs, sometimes in small groups; joins mixed-species flocks. Insects are taken... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in May, recently vacated nest in Aug, juveniles observed in Aug–Sept, and singing and lek-like behaviour... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. Uncommon to locally more common. Has fragmented population, and undergoing continuing decline owing... read more
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