Roger Moo a.k.a. Cactus400D photographed a male Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) visiting a jambu tree (Syzygium sp.) to drink the nectar from the flowers.
“…Heard the noise – so tiny and skittish. Came in together with the Purple-backed Starling (Sturnus sturninus). In fact today, the Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis), Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis), Common Dove and the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) came together with the Purple-necked Starlings and this tiny male Olive-Backed Sunbird… birding made easy… shoot from home…balcony.”
This jambu or Malay apple attracts plenty of birds that visit of the flowers for its nectar.
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