Miombo Double-collared Sunbird | Cinnyris manoensis

Robert's Birding Information: Miombo Doublecollared Sunbird

The Miombo Double-collared Sunbird is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Nectariniidae bird family group which includes birds such as Sunbirds.

The description for the Miombo Double-collared Sunbird (Latin name Cinnyris manoensis) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Cinnyris manoensis can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 784 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 987. You will find a picture of the Miombo Double-collared Sunbird on page 977.

NOTE: The reference for the information following is "Roberts Birds of Southern Africa", 7th Edition*. This edition contained a number of taxonomic changes as well as changes to English names used traditionally and in earlier editions of most bird books in South Africa. The following paragraph notes such changes if any.

The Latin name for this bird is Nectarinia manoensis in the Roberts 6th Edition.

The Miombo Double-collared Sunbird has a height of 13 cms and weighs around 10 gms. The head is coloured green, bronze while the bill is coloured black. The Cinnyris manoensis has a bronze coloured throat, black legs and a green, bronze coloured back. The eyes are brown.

The male Cinnyris manoensis has physical features that are slightly different from the female bird.

Take note of the bird's main distinguishing features such as colour, size and leg length relative to the body size of the bird. Colours of a bird's body parts can be helpful. Be aware what may appear brown to one person is described in Roberts Birds using some other word ... for example brown, black. See colours used in Roberts.

Head is green, bronze.

Eyes are brown.

Bill is black.

Legs are black.

Throat is bronze.

Back is green, bronze.

Miombo Double Collared Sunbird Feeding Habits ...

This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten.

The bird also drinks nectar from flowers high up in the tree canopy.

Miombo Double Collared Sunbird Breeding, Habitat and Nesting Habits ...

The Miombo Double-collared Sunbird is a monogamous bird which means that the bird finds and breeds with one partner for the rest of its life. The bird lays between 1 to 3 eggs and they are coloured cream.

The nest is built high up in the tree canopy and is protected from predators by branches and the dense green foliage.

The bird is found in the arid and semi-arid regions of Southern Africa and it can withstand high day and night temperatures.

This bird is very common in most of the Southern African Forests.

Seen in Flocks, Singles or Pairs Normally ...

The Miombo Double-collared Sunbird is mainly seen singly or in pairs in the wild.