Yellow-eared Spiderhunter taking nectar from durian flower

on 6th December 2011

Our earlier post on a spiderhunter stealing nectar from a durian (Durio zibethinus) flower did not have an image accompanying it LINK. Also, the species of spiderhunter was not identified.

Now, Malaysian birder Daisy O’Neill has generously shared her image of the Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys) taking nectar from a durian flower. Unless I am mistaken, this is a new record.

We appreciate what Daisy has done and encourage others to share their images and observations. Who knows, you may be having new bird records buried in your hard disk and unless you share them with others, they will one day be lost to ornithology – when someone delete them for ever.

Daisy O’Neill
Penang, Malaysia
December 2011

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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