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

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.

Year: 2012

From album: Biodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South Africa

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa fauna Kingdom South wildlife

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