French: Souimanga de Hartlaub German: Hartlaubnektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Príncipe
“Angola”; error = Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea.
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
13–14 cm; 10·4 g. Fairly large, dark sunbird with graduated tail. Male is olive above, uppertail-coverts black, edged metallic green; upperwing brown, edged olive; tail... read more
Noisiest in late afternoon. Song is repetitions of “peek-oo-wee, peek-oo-wee” or “pstes-to-tchou,... read more
Forest (except montane forest), cultivations, plantations, scrub, gardens; ubiquitous.
Food and feeding
Insects, including ants (Formicidae) and aphids (Aphidoidea); also nectar. Forages singly, in pairs or in groups of up to ten individuals.... read more
Season Oct–Feb/Mar; laying recorded in Feb, and juveniles seen in all months. Nest 17–20 cm tall, with short porch and short “... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Príncipe EBA. Common to c. 150 m, except in dense woodland.
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