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Cape Sugarbird

Promerops cafer


The Cape Sugarbird is a grey-brown bird that easily recognizable by a spot of yellow under its tail and the very long tail feathers present in males.


The Cape Sugarbird is distributed throughout the chaparral in south Africa and the Cape Floral Region where there are flowering proteas and ericas. It is also found in gardens in summer when most proteas are not in flower.


Spotted this bird in Hermanus, South Africa in December

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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Nice clicks.

LisaGrant 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID Martin, Lisa

Spotted by

Overstrand Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 30, 2009
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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