French: Souimanga à ventre pourpre German: Purpurbrust-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga pechipúrpura
Migere, western Mpororo = south-western Uganda
Albertine Rift mountains in E DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Male 22 cm, 10–13·5 g; female 14 cm, 10–12·5 g. Male breeding has crown and side of head iridescent black, reflecting purple, hindneck and mantle... read more
Song an explosive and rapid series of wheezy notes, squeaks and twitters. Calls include “tsi-tsi-... read more
Forest edge, clearings and roadsides in montane forest and gallery forest, above 1750 m; to 2700 m... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and nectar. Foodplants include Albizia gummifera, Erythrina, Lobelia giberroa, Symphonia ... read more
Laying recorded in Apr–Aug and Nov in DRCongo, Sept–Nov in Uganda, and Jan–Feb in Rwanda. Territorial male sings from... read more
Seasonal movements in response to flowering patterns at different altitudes.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Locally common.
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