There are 2 species of sugarbirds--both found in Africa. They reach lengths of approximately
16 inches, of which 12 inches is tail. The plumage is soft brown with a yellow patch on the
rump. They have long, narrow, slightly curved beaks with which they suck nectar. Like the
honeyeater, the sugar bird has a long, tubular tongue to assist in feeding. The 2 species
are commonly known as the Cape sugarbird and the Natal sugarbird.
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