French: Souimanga orangé German: Goldbrust-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga pechinaranja
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Western Cape and SW Eastern Cape (E to Port Elizabeth), in SW South Africa.
Male 14·5–16·5 cm, 9–11·3g; female 12·5–13·5 cm, 8·6–9·7 g. Male is iridescent green on head to... read more
Song a high-pitched warbling of melodious notes, interrupted at varying intervals by descending “... read more
Fynbos; mountain slopes with heaths (Ericaceae) and proteas (Protea), also gardens, and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; also insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Orthoptera; also spiders (Araneae).... read more
Egg-laying in all months, with peak May–Aug (breeds in synchrony with flowering of Erica species); two or three broods.... read more
During austral summer, moves up to 8 km, and ascends at least 320 m higher, in search of flowering... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Cape Fynbos EBA. Common to locally uncommon. Habitat loss has presumably caused some declines. Habitat... read more
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