French: Souimanga de Socotra German: Sokotranektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Socotora
P. L. Sclater and Hartlaub
Male 12·5–14 cm, female 11·5–12 cm; unsexed 8–15 g. Male is dull brown above, with pale streaking on crown, and fewer similar streaks on nape and mantle;... read more
Song loud and varied, a series of short or long bursts of quick jangling notes; also mimics other... read more
All vegetated areas, and more numerous where vegetation is more substantial; sea-level to 1370 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, including small cicadas (Cicadidae), also spiders (Araneae); also small fruits (e.g. of Euphorbia), seeds and presumably... read more
Laying probably in Jan–May; nestlings found in Mar and May, fledglings in Feb, and juveniles early Feb to late Mar. Nest dome-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Socotra EBA. Common. Total population estimated at approximately 11,000 pairs; densities 6–12 birds/ km².... read more
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