French: Souimanga à tête grise German: Graukopf-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga cabecigrís
Uvamba, Semliki Valley, western Uganda
Congo Basin E to S & E Uganda and extreme NW Tanzania.
11–13 cm; male 11–15 g, female 8·3–13 g. A mostly green sunbird reminiscent of a sylviid warbler, but with long, stout, finely serrated straight bill curved... read more
Protracted trill of rising and falling notes.
Primary forest, secondary forest and clearings, mainly at 700–1550 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae) and small fruits. Forages in middle storeys of forest; frequents treetops, creepers on trees and undergrowth at... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Jul and Oct in DRCongo, in Apr–Aug and Oct–Nov in Uganda and in Nov in Tanzania; fledglings Apr... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in forests of NE DRCongo; common in forests of Budongo, Kifu and Kasyoha-Kitomi, in Uganda.
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