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Alternative name: Macklot's Sunbird
12Â·2â€“13 cm (4Â¾-5 in)
Juvenile: similar to the female but has a brown tail
Several Sunbirds (including this one) of the genus Nectarinia have recently been moved into the genus Leptocoma.
Coastal mangrove, coconut groves and forest edges.
The pear shaped nest is built by the female from twigs and leaves, often placed in a mangrove tree and facing water. The eggs are pale brown, marked at the larger end. Both sexes care for the young.
The diet consists of nectar and insects for which they forage in the lower and middle storeys.
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