French: Souimanga à ailes rousses German: Rotflügel-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga alirrojo
Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.
E escarpment of Udzungwa Mts, in E Tanzania.
12 cm; male 10 g, female 8·7 g. Male breeding has crown, face, nape, back and upperwing-coverts violet with turquoise reflections, uppertail black with violet gloss; upper... read more
Male song a high-pitched trilling, accompanied by high-pitched chirping by female. Varied calls... read more
Moist montane forest with lichens, mosses and epiphytes, venturing out into glades within 20 m of... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; probably also insects, as leaf-gleaning observed. Forages singly and in pairs; joins mixed-species flocks. Feeds 0·5–30 m... read more
Juvenile being fed by female in Jan, and other breeding activity observed in Feb. Nest made of grass, rootlets and cobwebs, suspended at 5... read more
Probably undertakes altitudinal movements in synchrony with availability of flowers and insects,... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Locally common. Has small range covering c. 3360 km² and decreasing population estimated... read more
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