Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Bocage's Sunbird

From Opus

Nectarinia bocagii


[edit] Identification

Male 19 cm (7½ in); female 14 cm (5½ in)
Breeding male

  • Dark iridescent violet with blue-green sheen above
  • Black graduated tail with violet edges

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: found in the highlands of central Angola and south-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Woodlands, included edges of miombo woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar, particularly from mistletoes. They are also presumed to eat insects.

[edit] Breeding

The male has a fast zigag courtship flight. Their nest is a large structure made from fibres.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

[edit] External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.35350490 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:13.