The Cape Sugarbird, Promerops cafer, is one of six species of birds that is endemic to the fynbos biome.  The unique vegetation of the Western Cape is the only one of the Six Floral Kingdoms of the World to be contained not just on one continent, but also within one country.  The Cape Sugarbird, a resident species on Avondale, is a specialist nectar feeder dependent on the Protea and Erica species that are major botanical components of the fynbos biome.  At Avondale, we actively clear alien vegetation, replant endemic species and encourage fynbos not just on our borders, but throughout our vineyard ecosystem.