Gurney's sugarbird

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Gurney's sugarbird
Gurney's Sugarbird (Promerops gurneyi).jpg
At Cavern Resort, KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Promeropidae
Genus: Promerops
Species: P. gurneyi
Binomial name
Promerops gurneyi
Verreaux, 1871

The Gurney's sugarbird (Promerops gurneyi) is a species of bird in the family Promeropidae.


It is found in Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the British Banker and amateur ornithologist John Henry Gurney (1819-1890).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Promerops gurneyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 153. 

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