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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various honeyeaters, especially a South African bird (Promerops cafer) with a long, curved bill that feeds mainly on the nectar of trees of the genus Protea.

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  • Nevertheless, the area is considered an Endemic Bird Area by BirdLife International, and is home to a number of true fynbos species such as the Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer), the orange-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia violacea), the Protea canary (Serinus leucopterus) and the Cape siskin (Serinus totta).

    Biological diversity in the Cape Floristic Region

  • In the heathlands of the Chimanimani Mountains, Fynbos species such as Gurney’s sugarbird (Promerops gurneyi) and the malachite sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) can be seen.

    Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic

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  • Any of various honeyeaters, especially a South African bird with a long, curved bill that feeds mainly on the nectar of Protea trees.

    March 2, 2007