The Protea flower in this picture was grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).
South Africa - The King Protea, (Protea cynaroides), is a flowering plant. Its flower head (what the layman will call the flower) is the largest in the genus Protea: the species is also known as Giant Protea, Honeypot or King Sugar Bush.
The Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer) is one of the six bird species endemic to the Fynbos biome of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. This photo was taken at the Slanghoek Mountain Resort, Western Cape, South Africa.