French: Souimanga de Newton German: Gelbbrust-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Newton
São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea.
São Tomé, in Gulf of Guinea.
10–11 cm; 6–9 g. Male is dark olive above, forecrown paler, uppertail-coverts black, tinged metallic green at tips; upperwing dark brown, edged dark olive; tail... read more
Song a 2-minute burst of fast ascending and descending short high-pitched notes of varied sounds... read more
Forests, particularly mossy montane primary forest, also woods, savanna woodland, gardens and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae) and nectar. Forages in pairs or small groups, sometimes in larger groups of up to 30 individuals; also joins... read more
Egg-laying in Aug–Feb. Possibly a co-operative breeder; group of four, including one male, seen to investigate old nest. Singing male... read more
Possibly some altitudinal movement; reportedly absent from gardens at low levels in Apr.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in São Tomé EBA. Common in all habitats with tall trees. Absent from N savannas.
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