French: Souimanga de Fraser German: Laubnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Fraser
Other common names:
Jardine and Selby
Subspecies and Distribution
D. f. idius
(Oberholser, 1899) – SW Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Togo.
D. f. cameroonensis
(Bannerman, 1921) – S Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to Congo, W DRCongo and NW Angola.
D. f. fraseri
(Jardine & Selby, 1843) – Bioko.
11·5–12·7 cm; 10·5–15·3g. A large dull green sunbird, with long straight bill curved only at tip. Male nominate race is uniformly... read more
Song a series of high-pitched “tsserr-tseep” (or just “tseep”) repeated... read more
Forest; also in cultivations such as cocoa plantations within forests, and at forest fringes.
Food and feeding
Small insects and spiders (Araneae); likely to be occasionally frugivorous, but no records of fruits taken, nor of nectarivory. Forages in... read more
Nest-building in Sept–Dec and dependent young seen Jan and Nov in Liberia; dependent young in Mar in Bioko, and Mar and Nov in Gabon... read more
No data; probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in forests in Liberia; locally common elsewhere in range. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Korup National Park, in Cameroon.
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