French: Souimanga de Neergaard German: Neergaardnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Neergaard
C. H. B. Grant
SE Mozambique (S from Beira area) and NE South Africa (coastal belt S to S of Richard’s Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal).
10–11 cm; male 6·2–7·1 g, female 5·6–5·9 g. Male has head, throat and upperparts, including median and lesser upperwing-coverts... read more
Song consists of repetitions of sequence involving “tswui-tsu” followed by rapid burst... read more
Coastal scrubland, particularly dry sandy thornbush and woodland, clearings, and villages inland. read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, small insects, and spiders (Araneae). Takes nectar from aloes (Aloe), Ceriops tagal, Schotia capitata... read more
Egg-laying in Sept–Jan in Mozambique and Jul, Oct and Nov in South Africa. Territorial males sing from tops of trees. Bulky nest,... read more
Present in extreme S Mozambique only in austral summer, indicative of nomadism in non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-East African Coast EBA. Not uncommon, but restricted to dry woodland... read more
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