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Promeropidae (sugarbirds; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of fairly large, brown birds which have long, decurved bills, and long, slender, elaborate tails. They inhabit mainly Protea bushes, feed on insects and nectar, and build an open cup nest in bushes. There is one genus, Promeropus, with two species, found in S. Africa.