Sugarbirds are like overgrown Sunbirds. The Gurney's Sugarbird is endemic to Southern Africa.
Gurney's Sugarbirds can reach a length of 29 cm which includes their tail. They weigh a bit over 20 grams.
They are associated with Proteas and they can be seen feeding off the nectar. They will also eat insects with bees being a particular favourite.
Males are larger than females and have longer bills.