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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.