Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird

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Common Name: Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird

Scientific Name: Cinnyris stuhlmanni

Size: 5.5 inches (14cm)

Habitat: Africa; Rwenzori mountains of Burundi and Rwanda. Lives in forest highlands and gardens terraces from 2000 to 4000m.

Status: Near Threatened. Global Population: unknown. It is threatened due to its’ limited habitat and range.

Diet: Nectar from flowers and insects.

Breeding: 1-3 eggs are laid in a purse-shaped suspended nest of twigs, feathers and other simular materials.

Cool facts: This bird is largest of the Double-collared sunbirds and likes flowering shrubs at forest edges.

Flight is fast and direct with their short wingspan. They collect nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed.


Found in Songbird ReMix Africa

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