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Mouse-brown Sunbird - BirdForum Opus

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Photo by Steve G
Mandina Lodges, Makasutu, The Gambia

Alternative names: Brown Sunbird; Mangrove Sunbird

Anthreptes gabonicus


The Mouse-brown Sunbird is a small, drab grey-brown bird with a short decurved beak and a prominent off-white supercilium which is mirrored by a similar infra-orbital malar crescent. The sexes are identical and immature birds ghost the adult plumage.


West and central Africa: Sengal to Angola.




Mangrove forests.


Mouse-brown Sunbird is a localised, skulking species. They are hyperactive birds which glean insects from the leaves & branches of Mangrove trees. They build purse-like woven nests accessed from a side entrance, which hang suspended from a branch over water.

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