A Cape Sugarbird With Catch Of The Day

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A Cape Sugarbird displays with an insect in its beak. It is likely feeding young in a nearby nest.

Sugarbirds and sunbirds only take insects when their offspring need such protein - otherwise being pure nectivores. May is peak egg-laying date for Cape Sugarbirds on the Cape Peninsula.

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Arne Purves
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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.