French: Souimanga à bec droit German: Gelbkehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga piquirrecto
Other common names:
Straight-billed Green Sunbird, Green Sunbird (when treated as conspecific with A. tephrolaemus)
#R, no locality = Ashanti, Ghana
Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to Ghana and W Togo.
9–10 cm; 7–12·5 g. Very small sunbird with short, more or less straight bill, similar to that of Old World warbler (Sylviidae). Male is metallic green with golden tinge above... read more
Song not known to differ from that of until recently conspecific A. tephrolaemus. Calls... read more
Forests, gallery forests, farmbush, swamp-forest, clearings, also cultivations of cocoa, coffee and... read more
Food and feeding
Takes termites (Isoptera), moth larvae (Lepidoptera), spiders (Araneae); also small berries, fruits (of Discoglypremna), and... read more
Egg-laying in Sept–Dec in Liberia and Dec in Ghana (where nestbuilding observed same month). Territorial. Nest globular, made of stems and... read more
Little information, but perhaps moves seasonally.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: just about confined to Upper Guinea forests EBA. Common, at least locally, in Liberia; not uncommon in... read more
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