Order Passeriformes

Family Promeropidae

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  • Medium-sized nectarivores with long, slender decurved bill, strong feet with sharp-clawed medium-sized toes, short rounded wings, very long tail; plumage brown above, more rufous crown and chest, yellow undertail-coverts.
  • Southern Africa.
  • Mainly fynbos and protea scrub in montane areas.
  • 23-44 cm.
  • 1 genus, 2 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

de Swardt, D. & Bonan, A. (2019). Sugarbirds (Promeropidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52352 on 14 December 2019).