French: Souimanga à queue fourchue German: Gabelschwanz-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de La Touche
Chiong Pô, in hills west of Shantou
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. latouchii
Slater, 1891 – SE China (E Sichuan E to Fujian, S to Guangxi and Guangdong), N Vietnam and C Laos.
A. l. sokolovi
Stepanyan, 1985 – S Vietnam.
9–11 cm; 4·7–5·9 g. Male nominate race has forehead to nape metallic green, upperparts yellowish-olive, rump yellow, uppertail-coverts metallic green, upperwing mostly... read more
Song an accelerating “pe-et, pe-et, pit, pit”. Calls a loud, sharp “twisk”, singly or repeated up... read more
Forest and forest edge, woodland; enters gardens in towns. Generally on lower hills, up to 1400 m.
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet includes seeds, and presumably nectar and small arthropods. Visits flowering bushes and trees.
Laying from Apr onwards in China. Nest pear-shaped, constructed from mosses, grasses, plant fibres, sometimes decorated with lichens, and... read more
In China, moves into S Guangdong and C Fujian in winter months.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in China; fairly common within somewhat limited range in SE Asia. Occurs in Cuc Phuong National Park, in N Vietnam. This... read more
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