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Gurney's Sugarbird

Promerops gurneyi Verreaux, JP 1871

Gurney's sugarbird is a medium-sized passerine endemic to the mid- and high-altitude grassland velds in southern Africa. It belongs to the family Promeropidae, which contains one genus, Promerops, and two species. Gurney's sugarbird feeds on nectar from Protea bushes as well as on small insects. This bird is characterized by its long, graduated tail and decurved beak. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Promeropidae
Genus:
   Promerops
Scientific:
  Promerops gurneyi


Original description

Citation:
  Verreaux, JP 1871

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1871, Part 1 p. 135 pl.8

Protonym:
  Promerops gurneyi

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/90542#page/179/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  EDEE3E5C3687A2B7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-EDEE3E5C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/EDEE3E5C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562478


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Promerops gurneyi gurneyi: northern and eastern South Africa (Limpopo south along the Drakensberg escarpment to Eastern Cape)
  • Promerops gurneyi ardens: E Zimbabwe to w-central Mozambique n of Limpopo River
English:
Gurney's Sugarbird
Catalan:
llépol de Gurney
Czech:
cukernatka jihoafrická
Danish:
Bjergsukkerfugl
German:
Natalhonigvogel
Spanish:
Mielero Abejaruco de Gurney
Spanish (Spain):
Mielero abejaruco de Gurney
Finnish:
natalinmesikko
French:
Promérops de Gurney
Croatian:
afrički medojed
Hungarian:
Gurney-mézevő
Icelandic:
Sætufugl
Italian:
Zuccheriere di Gurney
Japanese (romaji):
higashionagamitsusui
Japanese:
ヒガシオナガミツスイ
Lithuanian:
Gurnėjaus cukrapaukštis
Dutch:
Gurneys Suikervogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bandsukkerfugl
Norwegian:
Båndsukkerfugl
Polish:
dudkowiec natalski
Portuguese:
papa-açúcar-de-gurney
Russian:
Натальская сахарная птица
Slovak:
medosaj hnedoprsý
Serbian:
Gernijev šećeraš
Swedish:
Gurneys sockerfågel
Ukrainian:
Цукролюб рудоволий
Chinese:
格氏食蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
格尼氏食蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Promérops de Gurney ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Promérops de Gurney ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Promerops gurneyi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Promerops gurneyi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Promerops gurneyi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Gurney's Sugarbird ( Promerops gurneyi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Promerops gurneyi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Promerops gurneyi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Rooiborssuikervoël
Catalan: llépol de Gurney
Czech: Cukernatka jihoafrická
Danish: Bjergsukkerfugl
German: Gurneys Honigfresser, Natalhonigfresser, Natalhonigvogel, Nathal Honigfresser
English: Gurney's Sugarbird, Natal Long-tailed Sugarbird, Natal Sugarbird
English, HBW: Gurney's Sugarbird
English (IOC): Gurney's Sugarbird
English (United States): Gurney's Sugarbird
Spanish: Mielero abejaruco de Gurney, Mielero-abejaruco de Gurney, Pájaro Azúcar de Gurney
Spanish (Spain): Mielero abejaruco de Gurney, Mielero-abejaruco de Gurney
Spanish (HBW): Gurney's Sugarbird
Estonian: roostepugu-prootealind
Finnish: Natalinmesikko
French: Promérops de Gurney
Croatian: afrički medojed
Hungarian: Gurney-mézevő
Icelandic: Sætufugl
Italian: Mangianettare del Nathal, Mangianettare di Gurney, Zuccheriere di Gurney
Japanese (romaji): higashionagamitsusui
Japanese: ヒガシオナガミツスイ
Scientific: Promerops cafer gurneyi, Promerops gurneyi, Promerops gurneyi gurneyi
Lithuanian: Gurnėjaus cukrapaukštis
Dutch: Gurneys Suikervogel, Gurney's Suikervogel, Gurney-suikervogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bandsukkerfugl
Norwegian: Båndsukkerfugl
Polish: dudkowiec natalski
Portuguese: Papa-açúcar de Gurney, papa-açúcar-de-gurney
Portuguese (Portugal): papa-açúcar-de-gurney
Russian: Наталский сахарный медосос, Натальская сахарная птица, Родезийский сахарный медосос
Slovak: medosaj hnedoprsý
Serbian: Gernijev šećeraš
Swedish: Gurneys sockerfågel
Turkish: Gurney şekerkuşu
Ukrainian: Цукролюб рудоволий
Chinese: 格氏食蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 格尼氏食蜜鳥

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