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Sugarbird, Cape

Roberts No: 773

Male has a very long floppy tail, streaked plumage and yellow vent. Female is short-tailed. Endemic to fynbos. The lives of Sugarbirds revolve around proteas, which provide nectar and insect food, nest sites and materials and shelter. Breeding season occurs with winter flowering. Roams widely out of breeding season.

Family Name:
Promerops cafer
Common Name:
Sugarbird, Cape
Size:
34 to 44 cm
Status:
Resident