Brown-throated Sunbird taking nectar from a ginger flower

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Jean Ho reported one of her resident pairs of sunbirds, the Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), taking nectar from her Indian head ginger (Costus spicatus) flowers (above). They also take nectar from her heliconia plants.

Dr Jean Ho
December 2011


4 Responses

  1. The male comes punctually between 815-830 every morning for his nectar fix 🙂

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