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 Post subject: Sugarbird: Cape
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:30 am 
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Cape Sugarbird

Taken at Kirstenbosch Gardens last weekend:
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 Post subject: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Very excited, just seen a Cape Sugarbird in our garden here in PE - never knew it came along as far as this from the Southern/ Western Cape. Would it be something that escaped from captivity or are they found here often? Even stuck around long enough to get the camera out and take some photo's - don't know how clear they will be though!

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:03 pm 
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Hi carolynn,
I'm not sure about their range but that is a nice sighting! :D
:yaya: GP, come on over with that nice new Roberts of yours!

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:16 pm 
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JenB wrote:

:yaya: GP, come on over with that nice new Roberts of yours!

You know me too well JenB. :lol: Well within its range in Port Elizabeth. Distribution ranges from Saldanha as far up as Calvinia and eatwards as far as East London. Port Elizabeth specifically mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
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Hi carolynn
Their distribution is from "extreme sw and s Cape from Cedarberg to Buffalo River near East London" according to my PDA Roberts.

Lovely sighting :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Sugarbird in Port Elizabeth?
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Thank you to all. That is very interesting to know as I have never heard of it being sighted here. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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:hmz: Is this a Cape Sugerbird?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Female Cape Sugerbird :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Sugarbird: Cape
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Hi Carolynn

Settlers' Monument in Grahamstown - 27 April 2010.

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Some tail!! :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sugarbird: Cape
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 Post subject: Re: Sugarbird: Cape
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In the main street of Agulhas there is a very neat garden where the owner maintains this bird-feeder for the sweet-beaks...

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I was just wondering if 'mites have had similar successes?

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 Post subject: Re: Sugarbird: Cape
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