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Gurney's Sugarbird

Afrikaans name: Rooiborssuikervoƫl

Gurney's Sugarbird

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Promerops gurneyi

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.

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References

List of South African Birds

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