French: Souimanga à tête verte German: Grünkopf-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga cabeciverde
Africa = Senegal
Subspecies and Distribution
C. v. verticalis
(Latham, 1790) – Senegal E to W & N Cameroon.
C. v. bohndorffi
(Reichenow, 1887) – C & S Cameroon and Central African Republic S to inland Gabon, middle DRCongo and N Angola.
C. v. cyanocephala
(Shaw, 1812) – #Rcoasts of mainland Equatorial Guinea and Gabon S to NW Angola (Cabinda) and extreme W DRCongo (mouth of R Congo).
C. v. viridisplendens
(Reichenow, 1892) – W & S South Sudan and NE & E DRCongo E to Uganda, Kenya (E to Mt Kenya) and Tanzania, and NE Zambia and N Malawi.
13–14·5 cm; male 9·7–15·5g, female 10·7–15·5 g. Male nominate race has head, nape, throat and upper breast metallic green... read more
Song a repetition of “tsk” every 1–5 seconds, then a rapid burst of 5–11... read more
Primary, secondary and gallery forests and clearings within them, also forest-savanna mosaic and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and other vegetable matter; arthropods. Nectar taken from variety of tree species and mistletoes (Loranthaceae); small fruits, seeds... read more
Laying Aug–Sept in Sierra Leone, Jul in Nigeria, Mar–Apr, Jun–Jul and Sept–Oct in Cameroon, Nov–Dec in Gabon... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common over most of its range; uncommon in Gambia and Senegal. Found at densities of 12–20 pairs/km² in Gabon. Occurs in a number of... read more
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