French: Souimanga de Preuss German: Nandinektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Preuss
Sotik, south-west Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. preussi
Reichenow, 1892 – Bioko, SE Nigeria, Cameroon and NW Central African Republic.
C. r. reichenowi
Sharpe, 1891 – S South Sudan, NE DRCongo, SW, NE & E Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and W & C Kenya.
11–12 cm; 5–10 g. Male nominate race has head, mantle, back, cheek and throat metallic green with steel-blue gloss, rump grey-brown with olive feather tips,... read more
Song of race preussi a burst of "chup-chup-ch-ch-ch-ch" or "tsup-tsup... read more
Montane heathland in Cameroon and on Bioko, and sometimes down to sea-level; montane, secondary and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae) and nectar. Forages singly and in pairs, outside breeding season also in groups; sometimes in mixed-species... read more
Egg-laying recorded in Nov in Nigeria and Aug–Feb in Cameroon, May and Nov in DRCongo, Nov and Jan–Feb in Rwanda, Jan and Aug... read more
Altitudinal migrant in Cameroon, appearing below breeding range during rainy season in Jul–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common on Bioko, and common to locally abundant in Cameroon and Nigeria; common to very common also in S Sudan, DRCongo and Burundi, and locally... read more
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