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The Double-collared Sunbird (Klein-rooibandsuikerbekkie) is a common resident found mostly in the northeast to extreme west of the Western Cape Province. This tiny little bird is like a glittering gem, flitting about among the fynbos and in fact any tubular flowers

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The immature male has patchy plumage as well as after the breeding season when the colourful male goes into eclipse.

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The female is a nondescript grey/brown colour.

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These photos were taken in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and at Intaka Island in Century City.

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