Syzygium sp. and the birds it attracts

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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.

This post is a cooperative effort between www.naturepixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

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  1. The Jambu (Syzygium sp.) trees have been flowering recently!
    This Sunbird seems to be perched on one of the white flowered Jambus, S.campaulatum, S. zeylanicum or S. grande. The Malay Apple or Jambu Bol (S. malaccense) however, has bright red flowers and huge leaves.

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