Cape Sugarbird

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 male is 34–44 cm long, and the shorter-tailed, shorter-billed, and paler breasted female 25–29 cm long. Another characteristic of the Cape Sugarbird is the sound it makes when it flies. The main flight feathers are arranged in such a way that when the bird beats its wings, a frrt-frrt sound is made with the intention of attracting females.

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

The Cape Sugarbird, Promerops cafer, is one of the six bird species endemic to the Fynbos biome of the western and eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Distribution and status * 3 Behaviour * 3.1 Food and feeding * 3. More

Cape Sugarbird is found in Fynbos and has also moved into gardens and nurseries. Description - The two sugarbird species are medium sized passerines that weight between 26–46 g (0.92–1.6 oz) and are 23–44 cm (9.1–17 in) in length. Between to 15–38 cm (5.9–15 in) of that length is in their massive elongated tails, with the tails of the Cape Sugarbird being overall longer than those of the Gurney's Sugarbird. More

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Why has the Cape Sugarbird has a beak like a triangle? Where are Cape Point and Cape Agulhas? Where are these capes found Cape Farewell Cape May Cape Flattery and Cape Frito? Post a question - any question - to the WikiAnswers community: Copyrights: Animal Encyclopedia. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Copyright © 2005 by The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved. More

Why has the Cape Sugarbird has a beak like a triangle? Do cape sugarbirds have adaptation? Where do cape sugarbird sleep? Post a question - any question - to the WikiAnswers community: Copyrights: Dictionary. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2007, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. More

The Cape Sugarbird, endemic to the South African fynbos. - Young Sugarbird on a Protea Magnifica (11kB)The Cape Sugarbird is one of only six bird species considered endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is a brown bird with a splash of bright yellow below its long tail, and is found everywhere in Cape Fynbos where there are proteas or bird-pollinated ericas. More

* In the fynbos of South Africa, the nectar-eating Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) … In the fynbos of South Africa, the nectar-eating Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) … * * * REFERENCED IN * RELATED TO Aspects of the topic "Cape sugarbird" are discussed in the following places at Britannica Assorted References * scrublands (in scrubland (ecology): Biota) More

Cape sugarbird male feeding on Leucospermum conacarpodendron, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. . Cape sugarbird male on Leucospermum cordifolium, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. . Distribution and habitat Endemic to the fynbos biome of the Western Cape extending into the Eastern Cape, as it is highly dependent on Protea's for nectar and nesting sites. More

include Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, African Penguin and Bank Cormorant. There is also the opportunity to see localized, endemic forest birds such as Knysna Warbler. We start early at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, widely recognized as one of the world’s finest botanical gardens. The well-maintained gardens and adjacent fynbos and indigenous forest support an attractive diversity of bird species. More

Cape Sugarbird – Promerops cafer on a Pincushion – Leucospermum praecox Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa I dedicate this one to my dear friend SandraRos * Nectar on Tap by Macky Cape Sugarbird hen – Promerops cafer feeding on Protea nectar on the slopes of the Table Mountain range. More

The Cape sugarbird, found in the western and southern Cape, is one of only two species of the family, and it is the more spectacular of the two , because of its longer tail. Other names: Afrikaans - Kaapse suikervoël : Photographer: EcoTravel Africa Cape sugarbirds have long curved bills which they use for probing deeply into tubular flowers, in order to obtain their nectar. More

Verreaux’s Eagle, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Siskin and Orange-breasted Sunbird all around; very close Protea Seedeaters which defied being called skulking; a spectacular territorial dispute between two groups of Karoo Korhaan; tremendous views of Cinnamon-breasted warbler (less than a metre from our feet!); Karoo Eremomelas and Rufous-eared Warbler together on the Karoo plains; all three Long-billed Lark species possible – Cape, Karoo and Agulhas; a single field with over 25 Cape Vultures, Blue Cranes and 4 Denham’s Bustards; Knysna Woodpecker less than 20 More

The Cape Sugarbird is brown above and paler below. It has a white chin and distinctive brown malar stripe, with a white line above it. The underparts are paler - the female with a white chest centre and belly, and streaking on the flanks and lower belly. The male has a brown upper chest and whitish belly with streaking on the flanks. In both sexes the undertail is bright yellow, and the top of the head is dull brown. More

The Cape Sugarbird, Promerops cafer, lives in the extreme south of Africa. It is a songbird easily recognized by the males very long tale and a yellow spot on the rump. It primarily feeds on nectar. But, it will take insects and other arthropods as it can. There is only one other species in this family. Classification: Order: Passeriformes Family: Promeropidae Genus: Promerops Species: P. More

The Cape Sugarbird is a species restricted to the Cape Fynbos, and really loves to munch on the nectar of the specific flowers in the area. I was born in Cape Town and the landscape and birds of the region influenced this design. Buy this article: €19.99 Add to cart Please select a type first. More

The Cape Sugarbird is a beautiful bird that lives and flourishes in the fynbos of the Cape floral Kingdom. It’s flight has often been described as fast and direct with tail trailing. This is the way we conduct our business, a fast and direct personalised service. Sugarbird garden creations was established by Hannes and Nicky du Plessis out of their passion for gardening and the love of nature and the outdoors. More

Cape Sugarbird who feeds off the nectare of Proteas in the surrounding area. The luxury guesthouse implements a number of eco-friendly principles. More

The Cape Sugarbird : The guesthouse is named after the Cape sugarbird, endemic to South Africa s unique fynbos vegetation. These birds feed extensively off the nectar produced by proteas and assist in their pollination. Our beautiful guesthouse is located at Protea Heights, a 21.6-hectare working protea farm in the picturesque Devon Valley, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. More

* Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer) Male on mimetes sp. Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Western Cape Province, South Africa Ethan Kistler 22 November 2009 21 weeks ago 3.3 * Male perched Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa Jack Piper 29 April 2008 1 year ago 2 * Male perched. More

Cape Sugarbird: This unique sugarbird is easily recognised by its exceptionally long wispy tail. Its preferred habitat is stands of flowering proteas on mountain slopes in the Fynbos. The Cape Sugarbird is confined to the Fynbos biome in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa. It has a complex song, including starling-like chirps and whistles, as well as harsh, grating noises. 2. More

Woodpecker, Cape Sugarbird, and Cape Rockjumper driving me on, I was - as I said - raring to go… Brian, an optimistic chap thankfully, encouraged me as we drove along. Yes, there may be some rain, but it’ll come and go, and the birds will still be around. And photography may be a little difficult, he said, but you never know. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Promeropidae
Genus : Promerops
Species : cafer
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)