French: Souimanga éclatant German: Vielfarben-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga espléndido
Africa = Senegal.
Senegal E to S South Sudan and NE DRCongo; seasonal migrant to N Gabon.
13–14 cm; 12·3–15·3 g. Male has forehead to centre of crown and ear-coverts metallic purple, lores black, back of head metallic steel-blue, lower... read more
Common song a series of 6–9 clear descending whistles, "chip-chee-cho-cho-choo-choo-choo-choo... read more
In most habitats from coast to N Guinea savanna, except mature forest.
Food and feeding
Nectar, seeds, also spiders (Araneae) and insects, including flying ants (Formicidae) and termites (Isoptera), taken in the air. Forages... read more
Egg-laying recorded in Sept–Oct in Senegal and Sierra Leone, Jul–Oct in Gambia, Mar–Apr, Jun, Sept–Oct and Dec in... read more
Resident and migratory. In W Africa, migratory populations tend to move N to N savanna during May... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout most of range. Occurs in several protected areas, such as Comoé National Park, in Ivory Coast.
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