The Cape Sugarbird is one of two endemic sugarbird species to be found in South Africa and is restricted to the Cape Floristic Kingdom between the Cedarberg Mountains and the Buffalo River near East London, where its distribution is linked to the occurrence of Protea species.
It is easily recognizable with its drab coloration, yellow vent, long flowing tail (which is longer in the males), and its long decurved bill.
They are important pollinators of the fynbos and in sunny weather, may visit a few hundred plants per day. The Cape Sugarbird will also feed on insects that are often hawked from the air.
Purchase the ‘Cape Sugarbird’ as either an original, whilst still available, or as a print
Original: Watercolor on paper, A3 (297 X 420 mm)
ZAR 4000. 00
Subject to availability. Please reserve the artwork for purchase (at no charge) and stipulate your delivery specifications, below. It can take up to 48 hours to finalise the availability of this artwork as it may be sold in-gallery. We will be in touch with you via email.
Print: Printed with ink on paper, A3 (297 X 420 mm)
ZAR 400. 00
Delivery within SA is included in the purchase price. Delivery cost outside of SA will be calculated and quoted to you.
The king protea (Protea Cynaroides) has several colour forms including as a white protea, and horticulturists have recognized 81 garden varieties. In some varieties the pink of the flower and red borders of leaves are replaced by a creamy yellow.
Derived from the name of the Greek god Proteus, a deity that was able to change between many forms. This is an appropriate image, seeing as both the family and the genus are known for their astonishing variety and diversity of flowers and leaves.
Original: Watercolor on paper, A3 (297 X 420 mm) Print: Printed with ink on paper, A3 (297 X 420 mm)