French: Promérops du Cap German: Kaphonigfresser Spanish: Mielero abejaruco de El Cabo
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
S South Africa (Western Cape, SW & S Eastern Cape).
24–44 cm (including elongated tail of up to 38 cm); male 30·5–43·5 g, female 26–39 g. Medium-sized passerine with long, somewhat decurved bill... read more
Song consists of grating, chirping, chipping and twanging notes, "k-swip-chirrring-ka-swip-... read more
Proteoid shrublands in fynbos; also suburban gardens, and in areas where alien plants e.g.... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of several fynbos Protea species (mainly P. repens, P. lepidocarpodendron, P.... read more
Season mainly Apr–Jul in SW of range and later, Jun–Jul, in E, coinciding with Protea flowering season; sometimes... read more
Non-migratory, but undertakes local movements occur in response to flowering seasons of foodplants... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Densities in mountain fynbos 2–4·1 birds/ha and up to 20 pairs/kmÂ²; 14 birds/ha in cultivated protea stands... read more
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