French: Souimanga de Bouvier German: Braunbauch-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Bouvier
Landana, Cabinda, Angola
Scattered localities from SE Nigeria (Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux) and W & C Cameroon S to Equatorial Guinea, S & E Gabon, Congo and N Angola, E to W & S Central African Republic, DRCongo, Uganda, extreme W Kenya and NW Zambia.
11–12 cm; 7–10 g. Male is metallic green above, except for metallic purple forehead, copper-tinged green ear-coverts and bluer uppertail-coverts; dark brown wing... read more
Song begins with quiet “tswee” before a louder “tsi” and then a warble... read more
Varied, including grassland, savanna woodland, forest edge and plantations; to 2050 m.
Food and feeding
Nectar and insects. Forages singly, but sometimes in groups; occasionally with other sunbirds. Visits flowers of Acanthus, ... read more
Egg-laying recorded in Oct in Cameroon, Nov in Kenya, Jun in DRCongo, and Mar in Zambia. Purse-shaped nest made of grass and cobwebs, lined... read more
Unknown. Some possible migration, as records in Gabon and Uganda apparently seasonal, but timing of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Locally common in NW parts of range, e.g. at edge of montane forest in Nigeria and in N highlands of Cameroon.
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