The Collared Sunbird is a small, attractive bird with a relatively short bill. They only reach a length of around 10 cm.
Males are more brightly coloured than females. They have green on their chest with a bluish-purple collar.
The Collared Sunbird feeds on nectar and insects and is normally seen hopping around amongst the leaves and branches of bushes.
They make a small nest which hangs from a twig. Either 2 or 3 eggs are laid.