Promerops


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Prom´e`rops


n.1.(Zool.) Any one of several species of very brilliant birds belonging to Promerops, Epimarchus, and allied genera, closely related to the paradise birds, and mostly native of New Guinea. They have a long curved beak and a long graduated tail.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Abstract: Twenty-nine wild Cape sugarbirds (Promerops cafer) died acutely after ingestion of a homemade xylitol nectar solution from a bird feeder.
Key words: toxicosis, Knemidocoptes species, xylitol, nectar feeder, avian, Cape sugarbird, Promerops cafer
On January 9, 2014, a large flock of free-flying, wild Cape sugarbirds (Promerops cafer) were exposed to a bird feeder containing a 21.8% mass/vol xylitol (Health Connection Wholefoods, Cape Town, South Africa) solution mixed with water.