French: Souimanga de Rockefeller German: Blutbrust-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Rockefeller
Mount Kandashomwa, eastern DRCongo.
Mountains of E DRCongo.
12 cm; 5–5·5 g. Male has head to rump, including scapulars, bright metallic green with golden tinge, uppertail-coverts glossy violet-blue, tail blue-black; remiges... read more
Song apparently undescribed. Contact calls reported as harsh “schick schick”.
Highland valleys and streams in tall bamboo and heath (Ericaceae) zones, including arborescent... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Diet insects and, presumably, nectar. Forages singly and in pairs; occasionally joins mixed-species flocks.
Birds with enlarged gonads in May and in primary moult in Jul. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Poorly known. Thought to have very small population, estimated at merely 250–999... read more
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