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).
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.