Mouse-brown Sunbird

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Original source: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Author: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

The Mouse-brown Sunbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mouse-brown Sunbird (Anthreptes gabonicus) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Anthreptes gabonicus. More

The Mouse-brown Sunbird is a notorious Mangrove skulker found in both Red & White Mangroves & occasionally in nearby woodland. It ranges widely through West-African Mangroves & is probably very common in its preferred habitat but its skulking nature gives a false impression of rarity. Unlike most Sunbirds the sexes are identical whilst immatures apparently ghost the adult plumage. Mouse-brown Sunbirds are essentially insect-hunters gleaning spiders & small insects from the leaves & twigs of mangroves. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Nectariniidae
Genus : Anthreptes
Species : gabonicus
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1861)