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.