French: Souimanga de Vigors German: Graubauch-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Vigors
Other common names:
Western Ghats, Deccan, India
NW Maharashtra (W Satpuras) and Western Ghats (from R Narmada S at least to Goa area), in W India.
Male 15 cm, 7·9 g; female 10 cm, 7·7 g. Has heavy, strongly curved bill. Male has forehead to centre of crown metallic blue-green, metallic violet or blue cheek... read more
Sharp, harsh “chi-wee”; also “shwíng!”, said to be richer, more... read more
Evergreen and moist-deciduous forest, and forest edge, particularly around flowering trees and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; presumably also small insects, and spiders (Araneae). Forages mostly in small groups, generally in upper levels but often lower. read more
Season Jun–Oct. Nest purse-like, with porch, ornamented with scraps of bark, paper and caterpillar frass, and attached to twig over... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Common. Range possibly extends farther S, as reported from Nilgiris and presence suspected elsewhere in... read more
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