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Uploaded on Wednesday 07 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird (Nectarinia chalybea), Botanical Garden, Cape Town, SA

Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The sunbirds are the African counterparts of the hummingbirds of the Americas. They are only distantly related, but as hummingbirds largely feed on nectar. They are distributed with 132 different species throughout Africa. The Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird is endemic to South Africa.
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