French: Souimanga d’Oustalet German: Angolanektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Oustalet
Caconda, Huíla, Angola.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. o. oustaleti
(Bocage, 1878) – WC Angola.
C. o. rhodesiae
Benson, 1955 – NE Zambia and W & SW Tanzania.
10–11 cm. Male nominate race breeding is iridescent green above, except for iridescent blue-green crown and iridescent blue uppertail-coverts; remiges very dark brown... read more
Song consists of ascending and descending high-pitched notes. Calls include repetitions of “... read more
Brachystegia-Isoberlinia woodland, dense scrub and secondary growth.
Food and feeding
Insects and spiders (Araneae); also, presumably, nectar. Forages singly and in small groups, often low down. Visits flowers of ... read more
Egg-laying months Oct–Feb in Angola and Mar–Jun in Zambia. No other information.
Poorly known. Recorded as vagrant in N Malawi.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Angola; rare in Zambia and Tanzania.
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