French: Souimanga à gorge rouge German: Rotkehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga gorjirrojo
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
Patchily from extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S peninsular Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
12 cm; male 11·2 g, female 11·6 g. Male has crown to mantle dark metallic green, maroon band across upper back, rest of back, rump and uppertail-coverts violet... read more
Various chirps and metallic trills; song a high "sit-sit-sit-see" or slurred "sit-... read more
Various forest types, including peatswamp-forest, secondary growth, plantations, clearings and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including caterpillars, also spiders (Araneae); also pollen, nectar and small fruits, including figs (Ficus).... read more
Eggs in late Apr and fledglings mid-Aug in Malay Peninsula; in Borneo, birds with active gonads in Jun–Sept and fledgling in Aug in N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globbally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon in Myanmar and Malay Peninsula; rare in Sumatra; very uncommon in Borneo. Possible occurrence on... read more
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