Cape Sugarbird dine on summer nectar.

Cape-Sugar-Bird                  At this time of the year we see quite a lot of the Cape Sugarbirds.   During the breeding and nesting season, from March to August they’re otherwise engaged, but now they’re out in number, dining at the finest Protea Repens stands, and other delectable nectar flowers.    The female’s tail is shorter, and she’s generally less showy than the male who vigorously holds territorial dominance over his air space.  Their flight is dainty, almost dance-like as they must accommodate the long streaming tail feathers which flow behind like hair extensions.