French: Souimanga de Loveridge German: Orangebauch-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Loveridge
E. J. O. Hartert, 1922,
Uluguru Mountains, east Tanzania.
Closely related to C. moreaui. Monotypic.
Uluguru Mts, in E Tanzania.
12 cm; male 9–12·5 g, female 7·5–11 g. Male has head to breast and upperparts, including scapulars and lesser and median wing-coverts, iridescent green, apart... read more
Song, throughout day (from 25 minutes before sunrise, peak 15 minutes before sunrise and during... read more
Montane forest, clearings, plantations with a few trees and shrubs, and more open areas with bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; also insects, including caterpillars, flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera) and mayflies (Ephemeroptera); also spiders (Araneae).... read more
Egg-laying in Aug–Mar, and other breeding activity recorded in Apr and Aug. Territorial. Nest a bulky oval, with large side entrance... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restrictedrange species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Global population probably c. 37,000 individuals, and confined entirely within three forest... read more
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