French: Souimanga de Mayotte German: Mayottenektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Mayotte
no locality = Mayotte, Comoro Islands
Mayotte and nearby islets, in SE Comoros.
10 cm; male 9 g, female 7g. Male has crown, side of head, throat, back to rump, and lesser and median upperwing-coverts glossy dark green, with small amount of purple... read more
Variety of harsh chipping notes.
Forest edge and in open areas; sea-level to 460 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, including pupae and larvae, spiders (Araneae), and presumably nectar. Few other details.
Nest-building observed in Oct and Nov and birds with active gonads also in Oct–Nov. Nest constructed from fine grass, thickly lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Common within tiny global range.
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