“I always believe birds learn a lot from each other; I know I learn a lot from birds. Was having a discussion with a colleague this evening in my garden and spotted this Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculates) feeding on nectar from the Coral Tree (Erythrina variegata).
“Never expected that they would do this/use this food source. Probably been watching the sunbirds that feed extensively on the nectar in the coral tree flowers.
“An earlier reports on nectar feeding HERE. “Also, in Ali S and SD Ripley (1986). Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan. Volume 5 (2 ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. pp. 104–108. See: HERE.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
22nd March 2011