French: Souimanga de Johanna German: Grünscheitel-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Johanna
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. j. fasciatus
(Jardine & Fraser, 1852) – Sierra Leone E to Ghana.
C. j. johannae
J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851 – SE Nigeria and S Cameroon E to S Central African Republic and NE DRCongo, and S to Congo and NW Angola (Cabinda).
13–14 cm; male 12·6–14·7g, female 11–15 g. Male nominate race has lores black, rest of head to upper throat and upperparts, including lesser and median... read more
Song a complex high-pitched warble of rising and falling whistling notes. Calls include “wit”,... read more
Mature forest, secondary forest, clearings, gardens and cocoa plantations.
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae), pollen, fruits of Macaranga assas and Macaranga barteri, and nectar. Forages singly and in... read more
Egg-laying recorded in May in Liberia and Jul in Ghana. Messy nest with loose “beard”, made of bark and moss or lichen, held together by... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Liberia; uncommon or rare in rest of its geographical range. Occurs in Taï National Park, in Ivory Coast.
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