Brown-throated Sunbird harvesting nectar from coconut flowers

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed a Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) harvesting nectar from the male flowers of the coconut (Cocos nucifera). This is the first image we are posting as not many photographers and birdwatchers keep a lookout on birds visiting coconut palms.

The image was taken from Amar’s Ipoh home in the Malaysian state of Perak on 20th July 2011.

According to Amar, nectar from the coconut flowers is one of the favourite food of this sunbird and the Olive-backed (Cinnyris jugularis).

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