French: Souimanga brun German: Mangrovenektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga pardo
Other common names:
Senegambia E, discontinuously, to Nigeria and W Cameroon, S to Angola (Cabinda, Soyo area#R and mouth of R Kissama).
10 cm. Dull sunbird, lacking metallic colours; bill broad at base, only slightly decurved. Male is mouse-brown above, with narrow white line across forehead, and white... read more
Song consists of sequence of twitters, e.g. “tser-tser-tsew-tsi-tsi-tsi-tsi-tsi-tsi-tseuuur... read more
Coconut plantations, mangroves, farmland and gardens in coastal zones; also strays inland along... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Hunts insects in trees and lianas, often close to water, using behaviour like that of a sylviid warbler. Common visitor to ... read more
Egg-laying recorded in all months in W Africa, Apr and Jun in Gabon and Sept in DRCongo. Territorial. Nest (without hanging “beard... read more
Occurrences beside rivers far inland in wet season suggest seasonal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Sometimes abundant and usually not uncommon in mangroves; rarer inland. Susceptible to destruction of mangrove habitats.
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