French: Souimanga de Seimund German: Stutzschwanz-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Seimund
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. kruensis
(Bannerman, 1911) – W Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Togo.
A. s. minor
Bates, 1926 – S Benin, S Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic E to DRCongo, S South Sudan, W & S Uganda, S to NW & NE Angola.
A. s. seimundi
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1908) – Bioko.
9·5 cm; male 6·3–11 g, female 5–6·5 g. A very small, green sunbird with short, minimally decurved, fairly thick bill and pale area around eye; lacks gloss and... read more
Squeaky “twip twip twip” rapidly repeated up to eight times (race kruensis); “pse-ee” or “... read more
Most forest habitats, forest edge, forest-grassland mosaic, undergrowth in clearings and coffee... read more
Food and feeding
Takes nectar, small fruits of Ochthocosmus africanus and Urera hypsilodendron, seeds of figs (Ficus); also... read more
Egg-laying in Feb in Sierra Leone, Jul in Liberia, Apr–May, Jul, Nov and Dec in Cameroon, Nov in Gabon, Oct in PRCongo, Feb and Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon in Cameroon, N Angola and Uganda, and abundant in Sudan (at Talanga forest); uncommon elsewhere, and rare in Guinea and DRCongo. Occurs... read more
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