French: Souimanga à ceinture rouge German: Schmucknektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga pechirrojo
White Nile, S of 8° N, South Sudan
South Sudan, E DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, W Kenya and NW & extreme W Tanzania, with isolated records in C & E Tanzania.
Male 15 cm, 8·2–10 g; female 12 cm, 7·4–9·5 g. Male has head and upperparts metallic green, more blue-green from nape to rump and on... read more
Brief twittering song "tsi-si-sip-see-see-swee" or about seven repetitions of "tsi... read more
Edges of rivers and wetlands in savanna areas; also near water in forest, cultivations and gardens... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, insects, and spiders (Araneae). Forages generally in pairs. Visits flowers of genera Erythrina, Spathodea and... read more
Egg-laying in Feb–Nov in Uganda and Feb, Mar and May in Tanzania. Small, neat, elongated ovoid nest, with or without porch, made from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout range in suitable habitat.
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