French: Souimanga des Uluguru German: Ulugurunektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de las Uluguru
Anthreptes longuemarei neglectus
Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania
SE Kenya, mountains of E Tanzania and NE Mozambique.
12 cm; 12·8–15·5 g. Smallish sunbird with violet back in both sexes. Male has reddish-violet forehead, crown, mantle, back and scapulars, dull black nape, metallic blue... read more
Call “tsssp” or “sweep-sweep-sweep” repeated up to four times, sometimes preceding a melodious... read more
Montane and submontane forest at up to 1800 m; gallery forest, thickets and tea plantations at... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Visits Grevillea and mistletoes (Loranthaceae), and takes insects. Forages in groups of up to 6 birds.
Egg-laying in Dec, Jan and Mar in E Africa; Dec–Feb and Sept, and active nests recorded Sept–Dec, in Tanzania. Territorial.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce in most of range; locally common in E Usambaras and Uluguru Mts (Tanzania). Occurs at comparatively few sites: in Kenya found in Shimba Hills... read more
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