French: Souimanga pygmée German: Grünkehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga pigmeo
W & S Mauritania and Senegal E to Sudan and W Ethiopia, S to N Guinea, N Ivory Coast, N Cameroon, NE DRCongo and Uganda; occasionally NW Kenya.
Male 9–16 cm (including tail), female 8–9 cm; 5·7–7 g. Small sunbird with short decurved bill. Male in breeding plumage has crown and upperparts... read more
Song 3–4 seconds long, consisting of such phrases as "pseu-pseu-pseu-der-dzer-dzer... read more
Dry acacia (Acacia) woodland, thorn-scrub, savanna woodland and Sahelian vegetation; also... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, pollen, acacia petals; also insects, including ants (Formicidae), and spiders (Araneae). Visits many flowering plants such as aloes... read more
Nests in dry season, laying Jan–Mar and Aug–Sept in Mauritania, Feb–Mar and Sept in Senegambia, Feb–Mar in Burkina... read more
Resident or partial migrant in far N of range (e.g. Aïr, in Niger). In W Africa moves S from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread throughout most of range. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Comoé National Park, in Ivory Coast, and Waza National... read more
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