French: Souimanga de Stuhlmann German: Stuhlmann-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Stuhlmann
Other common names:
Stuhlmann's Double-collared Sunbird,
West Rwenzoris, DRCongo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. stuhlmanni
Reichenow, 1893 – Rwenzori Mts, in NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
C. s. chapini
Prigogine, 1952 – mountains of E DRCongo from W of L Edward (Nord-Kivu district) S to NW of L Tanganyika (Mt Kabobo, in Sud-Kivu).
C. s. graueri
Neumann, 1908 – mountains S & E of L Edward (E DRCongo and SW Uganda) S to N tip of L Kivu (Virunga Volcanoes and NW Rwanda above 1800 m).
C. s. schubotzi
Reichenow, 1908 – mountains of Nyungwe Forest, in SW Rwanda (S L Kivu), and W Burundi (mountains NE of Bujumbura).
13–14 cm; 6–11·5 g. Male nominate race breeding has head to upper breast and upperparts, including scapulars and lesser and median wing-coverts, metallic emerald-... read more
Warbling song consists of “chee-oo, che che, chee-oo, che che, se, se, se, se, se, se, se, ce chit... read more
Hypericum scrub, montane forest, bamboo, heaths, forest edges and clearings, above 2000 m.
Food and feeding
Nectar, insects, and spiders (Araneae). Forages singly and in pairs; sometimes in larger flocks. Visits flowers of Balthasaria... read more
Egg-laying in Jun, Sept and Dec in DRCongo and Sept and Dec in Uganda. Male displays involve hopping with drooped and quivering wings while... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Restrictedrange species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Abundant in Burundi near Rwanda border between 2750 m and 3500 m, but rare below 2400 m.... read more
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